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Should I remove Brother P-touch Update Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,520
United States Rank #4,037
Reach 0.0878%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.03 days
502.43 days >
Average installed length: 263.99 days


1.0.0150 0.29%
1.0.0140 0.87%
1.0.0130 1.33%
1.0.0120 3.82%
1.0.0110 4.68%
1.0.0100 5.90%
1.0.0090 4.57%
1.0.0080 2.31%
1.0.0073 4.10%
1.0.0072 1.21%
1.0.0070 13.18%
1.0.0060 17.28%
1.0.0050 11.97%
1.0.0041 6.18%
1.0.0030 13.53%
1.0.0020 2.02%
1.0.0010 6.76%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Brother Industries

Brother P-touch Update Software


Brother P-touch Update Software is a software program developed by Brother Industries. The most common release is 1.0.0060, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named PtUpdater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.82 MB (2,957,165 bytes). The installed file PtUpdater.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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 64% of users of Brother P-touch Update Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\PtUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{42036760-2DA4-43C4-A48A-9F90A0F1FA0E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Brother P-touch Update Software

Program executable:PtUpdater.exe
Name:P-touch Update Software
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\PtUpdate\PtUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • PtUpdater.exe - P-touch Update Software
  • PtUpRes.dll - P-touch Update Software Resource
  • ptfilo.dll - PT File Loader (PT File load to Unit.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PtUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{94EAFC4C-3629-49AB-AD79-5C6385AFF8F9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Brother P-touch Update Software?

You can uninstall Brother P-touch Update Software 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 Brother P-touch Update Software, 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 Brother P-touch Update Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.42%
Windows 10 40.15%
Windows XP 2.89%
Windows Vista 2.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.33%
Windows 7 Professional 20.52%
Windows 10 Home 10.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.71%
Windows 10 Pro 9.36%
Windows 8.1 6.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.79%
  Germany 13.35%
  United Kingdom 4.62%
  Canada 2.44%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Australia 1.53%
  Switzerland 1.48%
  Italy 1.40%
  France 1.27%
  DK 0.96%
  Austria 0.79%
  Sweden 0.79%
  Belgium 0.52%
  Norway 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.66%
Hewlett-Packard 27.13%
Acer 11.26%
ASUS 7.13%
Medion 4.14%
Toshiba 3.91%
Lenovo 3.45%
Intel 2.64%
Samsung 1.26%
American Megatrends 0.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.80%
Dell XPS 8700 4.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.04%
Dell XPS 8300 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.53%

About Brother Industries

Brother is an electronics equipment company whose products include printers, multifunction printers, sewing machines, large machine tools, label printers, typewriters, fax machines, and other computer-related electronics.
Publisher URL: www.brother-usa.com


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