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What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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3.0.73 1.60%
3.0.70 2.40%
3.0.58 1.60%

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Computer Updater

What is Computer Updater?  (from SafeApp Software)

Computer Updater is easy-to-use software that updates your computer with the latest available software. Computer Updater scans your computer and displays a list of programs that have Available Updates. You can then choose which updates you want to install or ignore. The users of Computer Updater voluntarily submit in...  Read more


Computer Updater is a program developed by SafeApp Software. The most used version is 3.0.73, with over 2% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is ComputerUp-dater.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 7.04 MB (7,379,110 bytes). ComputerUpdaterSetupTR.exe 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 10. While about 22% of users of Computer Updater come from Canada, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.computerupdater.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Computer Updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Computer Updater\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 7.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Computer Updater

Program executable:ComputerUp-dater.exe
Name:Computer Up-dater
Path:C:\Program Files\Computer Updater\ComputerUp-dater.exe
Additional files:
  • ComputerUp-daterService.exe - ComputerUpdater Service Application (ComputerUpdater Service)
  • ComputerUpdaterSetupTR.exe - Computer Up-dater Setup Downloader
  • Starter.exe - Computer Up-dater Service Starter
  • ComputerUp-daterBundle.exe - Computer Up-dater Bundle Starter
  • ComputerUpdaterSetupCB.exe - ComputerUpdater Setup CoBundle (Connector between setup and application.)
  • ComputerUp-daterUninstaller.exe - Computer Up-dater Uninstaller
  • IEHandler.exe - Computer Up-dater IE Handler
  • ComputerUp-daterActivator.exe - Computer Up-dater Activator
  • ComputerUp-dater.exe - Computer Up-dater
  • AdvisorLetters.exe - Computer Up-dater Advisor Letter
  • uninst.exe - Computer Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ComputerUp-daterService.exe runs as a service named 'ComputerUpdater Service' (ComputerUpdater Service) "ComputerUpdater Service Application".
Startup File (User Run)
  • ComputerUp-dater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Computer Updater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Computer Updater\ComputerUp-dater.Exe" /boot.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ComputerUp-dater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Computer Updater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Computer Updater\ComputerUp-dater.Exe" /boot.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ComputerUp-daterService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Computer Updater\ComputerUp-daterService.exe'.

How do I remove Computer Updater?

You can uninstall Computer 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 Computer 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 Computer Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows 10 15.08%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.65%
Windows 7 Professional 4.84%
Windows 8.1 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.60% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 21.60%
  United Kingdom 16.80%
  Australia 12.00%
  Germany 9.60%
  United States 5.60%
  Belgium 5.60%
  Netherlands 5.60%
  Norway 4.00%
  France 2.40%
  Spain 2.40%
  DK 2.40%
  Ireland 2.40%
  South Africa 1.60%
  Sweden 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.71%
Dell 22.35%
Hewlett-Packard 21.18%
Toshiba 11.76%
ASUS 8.24%
Samsung 3.53%
Sony 3.53%
Lenovo 1.18%
Medion 1.18%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Intel 1.18%
Common models
Acer Aspire X5810 1.92%
ASUSTeK K54C 1.92%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.92%
Dell XPS 8700 1.92%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.92%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.92%


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