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Carambis Software Updater

What is Carambis Software Updater?  (from Media Fog)

Carambis Software Updater pro will scan your system automatically and find downloadable program versions and updates after any potential threats of viruses, Trojans, vulnerabilities and data loss are excluded.


Carambis Software Updater is a program developed by Media Fog. 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. The main program executable is su-free.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 22.88 MB (23,988,627 bytes). libswupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 36% of users of Carambis Software Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.carambis.com
Help link: www.carambis.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Carambis\Software Updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Carambis\Software Updater\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 22.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Carambis Software Updater

Program executable:su-free.exe
Name:Carambis Software Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\carambis\software updater\su-free.exe
Additional files:
  • libswupdate.dll - Carambis Software Updater (Carambis Software Updater Core)
  • supdater.exe
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • su-free.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Software Updater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Carambis\Software Updater\su-free.exe" -minimized.

How do I remove Carambis Software Updater?

You can uninstall Carambis Software 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 Software 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 Software Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows Vista Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.71%
  Russia 21.43%
  Brazil 7.14%
  BY 7.14%
  France 7.14%
  Switzerland 7.14%
  Sweden 7.14%
  Slovakia 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 14.29%
Samsung 14.29%
Packard Bell 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Common models
Sony VPCF115FM 20.00%
Samsung NF110/NF210/NF310... 20.00%
MSI MS-7592 20.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 20.00%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 20.00%


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