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Should I remove Bose Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,793
United States Rank #15,267
Reach 0.0085%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.73 days
346.00 days >
Average installed length: 181.80 days


VersionDistribution 0.60% 0.60% 0.60% 9.58% 13.77% 4.79% 6.59% 13.17% 7.78% 14.37% 21.56% 6.59%

Bose Updater


Bose Updater is a software program developed by Bose. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named boseupdater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 25.17 MB (26,393,616 bytes). The installed file BOSEUPDATER.EXE is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of Bose Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bose updater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Bose Updater\uninstall.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 25.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bose Updater

Program executable:boseupdater.exe
Name:Bose Updater
SoundLink® Bluetooth® Device Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\bose updater\boseupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Bose Updater (SoundLink® Bluetooth® Device Updater)
  • LIBEAY32.DLL (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • SSLEAY32.DLL (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • QT5CORE.DLL (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QT5GUI.DLL (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BOSEUPDATER.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Bose Updater_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-4128687048-3975613201-1960474607-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • BOSEUPDATER.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Bose Updater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Bose Updater\BOSEUPDATER.EXE".

How do I remove Bose Updater?

You can uninstall Bose Updater from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bose Updater, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Bose Updater.

Win 10 80%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 79.64%
Windows 7 19.16%
Windows Vista 1.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 50.30%
Windows 10 Pro 22.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.78%
Windows 7 Professional 4.79%
Windows 8.1 4.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.95%
  Germany 5.39%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  France 4.15%
  Italy 3.32%
  Norway 2.49%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  Canada 1.24%
  Australia 0.83%
  Hong Kong 0.41%
  Singapore 0.41%
  NG 0.41%
  Finland 0.41%
  Sweden 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.17%
Dell 20.69%
ASUS 16.38%
Lenovo 14.66%
Acer 6.03%
MSI 3.45%
Samsung 3.45%
Toshiba 1.72%
Medion 0.86%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.27%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.82%
Dell XPS 13 9343 1.82%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 1.82%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.82%
LENOVO 20266 1.82%


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