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Should I remove Dell Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #438
United States Rank #211
Reach 1.4486%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.23 days
272.22 days >
Average installed length: 143.03 days


3.1.0 0.15%
3.0.1 0.16%
3.0.0 0.02% 3.57% 0.04% 0.12% 3.66% 0.25% 0.21% 2.03% 0.46% 0.40% 2.11% 0.36% 2.73%
1.8.1136.0 0.61%
1.8.1118.0 0.05%
1.8.1114.0 3.94%
1.7.1034.0 0.21%
1.7.1033.0 0.03%
1.7.1015.0 35.47%
1.7.1007.0 7.80%
1.6.1007.0 7.33%
1.5.3000.0 6.15%
1.5.2000.0 1.01%
1.4.2000.0 2.51%
1.3.9000.0 0.73%
1.3.8999.0 0.16%
1.2.1004.0 1.45%
1.1.1072.0 0.63%
1.1.1054.0 3.24%
1.0.1059.0 5.00%
1.0.1014.0 2.35%
1.0.1009.0 0.22%
1.0.1003.0 0.07%
1.0.1001.0 0.03%
1.0.1000.0 0.03%
0.9.1136.0 0.23%
0.9.1115.0 4.49%

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Dell Update

What is Dell Update?

Dell Update is a software program designed to update Dell PC software included with the user's PC.


Dell Update is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 1.7.1015.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 DellUpService.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 926.4 KB (948,632 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 78% of users of Dell Update come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: dell.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Update\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{713A4123-9417-4FF7-AC14-F000D6C0C7AD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 926.4 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Update

Program executable:DellUpService.exe
Name:Dell Update Windows Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Update\DellUpService.exe
Additional files:
  • DellUpServiceAdmin.exe - Dell Update Windows Service Admin
  • ExtApi.dll - Dell Update External API Library
  • NamedPipe.dll - Dell Update NamedPipe Library
  • DellUpService.exe - Dell Update Windows Service
  • ShellExecute.exe - Dell Update Shell Executer
  • Core.dll - Dell Update Core Library
  • DellUpTray.exe - Dell Update
  • BackgroundCopyManager3_0.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BackgroundCopyManager3_0'.
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • Interop.WUApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Synaptics.DSHID.dll (by Synaptics) - Synaptics DSHID for CDCIApi (CDCIApi (Synaptics.DSHID))
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • ServiceTagPlusPlus.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Synaptics.DSHID.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Wajam' with the class of {A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C} (Wajam IE BHO).
Scheduled Task
  • DellUpTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7C5C0454-9B69-46B6-A831-B0BE1A7782CA}' (runs on registration).
  • DellUpService.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Update Service' (DellUpdate) "Downloads and installs updates for your Dell device".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:32.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001017787%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003308%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006869%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:152,654
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:66 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:40 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:35.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0022203096%
Kernel CPU:0.00073118%
User CPU:0.00148913%
CPU cycles/sec:66,708
I/O reads/min:430 Bytes
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes

How do I remove Dell Update?

You can uninstall Dell 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 Dell 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 Dell Update.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Dell Update you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 89%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 88.67%
Windows 7 11.26%
Windows XP 0.04%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 41.67%
Windows 8.1 24.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.31%
Windows 10 Pro 5.96%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.53%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.03%
  United Kingdom 3.05%
  Canada 2.88%
  Brazil 2.56%
  India 1.30%
  Italy 1.13%
  Germany 1.12%
  France 1.05%
  Australia 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.73%
  Mexico 0.51%
  Spain 0.42%
  Singapore 0.35%
  Poland 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.81%
Intel 0.07%
Alienware 0.07%
Acer 0.03%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 7.76%
Dell Inspiron 3542 4.88%
Dell XPS 8700 4.72%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.65%
Dell Inspiron 5558 3.01%
Dell Inspiron 5547 2.35%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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