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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #4,607
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 309.86 days


VersionDistribution 39.03% 58.63% 0.06% 2.28%

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Canon Auto Update Service

What is Canon Auto Update Service?

Canon Auto Update Service is a program designed to manage all installed Canon programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named updatechecker.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.78 MB (1,868,016 bytes). The installed file DiffUpdater.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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.usa.canon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Canon\Auto Update Service
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Canon\UIW\\Uninst.exe" "C:\Program Files\Canon\Auto Update Service\Uninst.ini"
Estimated size: 1.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Canon Auto Update Service

Program executable:updatechecker.exe
Auto Update Service
Path:C:\Program Files\canon\auto update service\updatechecker.exe
Additional files:
  • USBDeviceEnumerator.dll - USB Device Enumerator
  • UpdateInstaller.exe - Auto Update Service
  • DiffUpdater.exe

How do I remove Canon Auto Update Service?

You can uninstall Canon Auto Update Service 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 Canon Auto Update Service, 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 Canon Auto Update Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.12%
Windows 10 11.82%
Windows Vista 8.79%
Windows XP 7.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.59%
Windows 7 Professional 13.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.12%
Windows 10 Home 5.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.91%
  Germany 7.94%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  Canada 4.86%
  Japan 2.98%
  France 2.65%
  Australia 2.45%
  Netherlands 1.78%
  Italy 1.39%
  Sweden 1.06%
  Austria 1.01%
  Belgium 0.96%
  Israel 0.82%
  Norway 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.99%
Hewlett-Packard 30.17%
Acer 10.96%
Toshiba 6.10%
ASUS 5.20%
Intel 2.82%
Lenovo 2.37%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Medion 0.79%
Samsung 0.79%
NEC 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.56%
Dell XPS 8300 3.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.24%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.01%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.78%

About Canon

Canon is a manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers and computer printers.
Publisher URL: www.canon.com


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