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Should I remove Craftsman Software Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,431
United States Rank #14,105
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.27 days
598.03 days >
Average installed length: 314.22 days


3.04.0000 5.69%
3.03.0000 80.49%
3.02.0000 4.88%
3.01.0000 4.88%
3.00.0010 0.81%
2.00.0000 1.63%
1.03.0000 0.81%
1.02.0000 0.81%

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Craftsman Software Update

What is Craftsman Software Update?

This is an eBook (PDF) published and distribuited by Craftsman. This eBook is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and offers annual revised updates.

About  (from Craftsman Book Company)

You need to check for updates at least one time within 30 days of activating the Contract Writer program or your program will revert to a feature-limited trial version. Go to the Start Menu and select the All Programs option -- and click on the Craftsman Software Update item on the menu.


The most common release is 3.03.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 78 files and is usually about 192.22 MB (201,553,276 bytes). The installed file Updater.dll 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: craftsman-book.com/support/ccw/faq
Help link: www.craftsman-book.com/contacts/techquest.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Craftsman\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{ED9686AC-D463-4511-8A1E-C5811B410B2D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 192.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Craftsman Software Update

  • NBCEstimator.exe - National Building Cost Estimator
  • Craftsman.ContractWriter.exe - Construction Contract Writer
  • Craftsman.ContractWriter.Utils.dll - Craftsman.ContractWriter.Utils
  • Updater.dll - Updater Dynamic Link Library (Updater DLL)
  • CBCIndex.dll - Craftsman Estimating Books
  • CBCMisc.dll
  • CBConfig.dll
  • CBCUtil.dll
  • cbcZip.dll - cbcZip DLL
  • Tne32.exe - National Estimator 32 Pro
  • VList32.dll - National Estimator 32 Pro list box
  • EstConvDll.dll - National Estimator 32 (EstConvDll DLL)
  • MemBank.dll - MemBank
  • CBMatrix07.dll - National Estimator (CBMatrix07 Module)
  • CBNAM07.dll - CBNAM07 Module
  • Extract.dll - Extract Module
  • Downloader.dll - Downloader Module
  • JCW.exe - Job Cost Wizard
  • JCWReport.ocx - JCWReport
  • CBCHelp.exe - HelpTut (Help Tutorial Launcher)
  • JCWConv.dll - JCWConv
  • TneStart.exe - TNE (Craftsman Launcher for National Estimator)
  • Craftsman.Contracts.dll - Craftsman.Contracts
  • Craftsman.ContractWriter.Packages.dll - Craftsman.ContractWriter.Packages
  • Craftsman.Interviews.dll - Craftsman.Interviews
  • Craftsman.Snippets.dll - Craftsman.Snippets

How do I remove Craftsman Software Update?

You can uninstall Craftsman Software Update 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 Craftsman Software Update, 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 Craftsman Software Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.91%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows Vista 7.32%
Windows XP 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.27%
Windows 10 Home 16.26%
Windows 7 Professional 15.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.38%
Windows 8.1 8.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.12%
  Canada 1.94%
  PR 1.46%
  Australia 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.76%
Hewlett-Packard 28.24%
Acer 12.94%
Lenovo 9.41%
Toshiba 7.06%
ASUS 5.88%
Sony 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
Dell XPS 8700 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.87%
Acer Aspire 5736Z 1.87%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.87%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.87%

About (from Craftsman Book Company)

Tens of thousands of contractors, remodelers, custom builders, appraisers, adjusters, estimators, architects, engineers and other construction professionals in the United States and Canada rely on Craftsman’s software products and annual estimating cost data publications.
Publisher URL: craftsman-book.com


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