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Should I remove Citrix Receiver Updater?

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 #40,522
United States Rank #33,476
Reach 0.0024%


VersionDistribution 2.08% 8.33% 8.33% 29.17% 4.17% 6.25% 2.08% 2.08% 2.08% 2.08% 4.17% 6.25% 22.92%

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Citrix Receiver Updater

What is Citrix Receiver Updater?  (from Citrix Systems)

Citrix Receiver Updater for Windows is an optional software client for use with Citrix Receiver for Windows. Receiver Updater works with Merchandising Server to deploy and automatically update Receiver for Windows and related plug-ins to user devices.


Citrix Receiver Updater is a software program developed by Citrix Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 27.05 MB (28,365,749 bytes). The installed file Updater.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 58% of users of Citrix Receiver Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver/rec-receiver-updater-windows.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{42D65288-92F3-4AD6-892C-DFEE475F69A9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Citrix Receiver Updater

  • ARCompanion.exe - Citrix Receiver (Citrix Receiver Companion)
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.Clients.AuthManager.dll - Authentication Manager SDK
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.Clients.AuthManagerUtils.dll - Authentication Manager SDK Utilities
  • Configuration.dll - Configuration Library
  • ConfigurationWizard.exe - ConfigurationWizard
  • ConfigurationWizardPlugin.dll - Control Panel Plugin
  • ControlPanel.exe - ControlPanel
  • ControlPanelPlugin.dll
  • FontProvider.dll - FontProvider
  • NativeMessageBox.dll - Message Box UE
  • NativeSystrayUE.dll - Native mode SysTray UE
  • PrefPanel.exe - PrefPanel
  • PrivService.exe - Receiver Installer
  • ProgressNotification.dll - Progress Dynamic Link Library
  • Receiver.exe - Citrix Receiver Application
  • ResourceKeeper.dll - Resource Library
  • SRProxy.exe - Citrix Service Record Application
  • Toaster.dll - Notifier Library
  • Updater.exe
  • UpdaterDialogs.dll - UpdaterDialogs
  • UpdaterDialogsDLL.dll - Workload Handler Interface
  • WindowsAppRHelper.dll
  • WindowsAppRHelper90.dll
  • Workload.dll - Workload
  • WorkloadInterface.dll
  • xmlSignature.dll - xmlSignature
  • xmlSignatureWrapper.dll
  • Xerces-c_3_1.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1 (Shared Library for Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PrivService.exe runs as a service named 'Citrix Receiver Install Helper Service' (ARPriv) "App Receiver Privileged Installer service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0097678723%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00125509%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00851278%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Citrix Receiver Updater?

You can uninstall Citrix Receiver 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 Citrix Receiver 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 Citrix Receiver Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.17%
Windows 10 14.58%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Windows XP 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.25%
Windows 7 Enterprise 27.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%
Windows 8.1 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.06%
  Canada 6.45%
  Netherlands 4.84%
  Germany 4.84%
  India 4.84%
  Switzerland 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%
  Belgium 1.61%
  Australia 1.61%
  Norway 1.61%
  Sweden 1.61%
  Romania 1.61%
  Argentina 1.61%
  Finland 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.91%
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Lenovo 13.64%
ASUS 4.55%
Samsung 4.55%
Sahara 2.27%
Acer 2.27%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6430 6.25%
Dell Latitude E6410 4.17%
Samsung 305E4A/305E5A/305... 2.08%
LENOVO 2349QQ3 2.08%
LENOVO 20ARS30P00 2.08%

About Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems provides server and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and cloud computing technologies, including Xen open source products.
Publisher URL: www.citrix.com


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