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Should I remove Carambis Driver Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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United States Rank #26,750
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VersionDistribution 39.89% 0.56% 2.81% 1.12% 6.74% 44.38% 1.12% 0.56% 2.81%

Carambis Driver Updater

What is Carambis Driver Updater?

Carambis Driver Updater Service is a program designed to manage all installed Carambis 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 used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is dupdater.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 7.18 MB (7,530,599 bytes). dupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: DriverUpdater.carambis.com
Help link: www.carambis.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Carambis\Driver Updater\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{542068F1-9AAE-4E1B-8ACA-094FE03728BE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Carambis Driver Updater

Program executable:dupdater.exe
Name:Carambis Driver Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Carambis\Driver Updater\dupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • CrashSender.exe - CrashSender Module
  • CrashRpt.dll - CrashRpt Module
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Carambis Driver Updater' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
Startup File (User Run)
  • dupdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Updater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Carambis\Driver Updater\dupdater.exe" -minimized.

How do I remove Carambis Driver Updater?

You can uninstall Carambis Driver 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 Carambis Driver 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 Carambis Driver Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.24%
Windows XP 25.28%
Windows Vista 11.24%
Windows 10 2.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.47%
Windows 7 Professional 6.21%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.44%
  Germany 13.20%
  France 4.57%
  Russia 4.57%
  Australia 4.06%
  Italy 3.55%
  UA 3.05%
  United Kingdom 3.05%
  Brazil 2.54%
  Israel 2.54%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Mexico 1.52%
  Japan 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Acer 19.44%
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
American Megatrends 6.48%
Intel 6.48%
ASUS 4.63%
Toshiba 3.70%
Sahara 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.11%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.11%
BIOSTAR Group G41D3B 2.11%
ASUSTek K8N 1.05%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 1.05%

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angry and frustratedover a year ago
The program opens a window while attempting to do this, then informs you you cannot uninstall it with the program opened. there appears to be no way of removing it. In my world free means free.