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Should I remove DirectUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,832
United States Rank #48,315
Reach 0.0016%


4.7.6 15.63%
4.7.0 50.00%
4.6.6 28.13%
4.6.5 3.13%
4.6.3 3.13%


What is DirectUpdate?  (from WildUP - William Levra-Juillet)

DirectUpdate is a dynamic DNS updater that runs as a NT service with remote (web) administration. It integrates with many of the free or pay DNS services and you can automatically update multiple DNS accounts as soon as your IP changes. In addition, the program can perform local actions upon IP change, including FTP up...  Read more


DirectUpdate is a software program developed by WildUP - William Levra-Juillet. The most common release is 4.7.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 16 files and is usually about 22.97 MB (24,084,989 bytes). 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 46% of users of DirectUpdate come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.directupdate.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate v4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate v4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DirectUpdate

  • DUTelnet.dll - DirectUpd@te Telnet IP Detection plug-in (DirectUpd@te - Telnet IP Detection)
  • DUSnmp.dll - DirectUpd@te SNMP IP Detection plug-in (DirectUpd@te - Tools)
  • DUServ.dll - DirectUpd@te ddns services (DirectUpd@te - Ddns services)
  • DUTools.dll - DirectUpd@te tools library
  • DUCmd.exe - DirectUpd@te command (DirectUpd@te - CommandLine)
  • DUControl.exe - DirectUpd@te control (DirectUpd@te - Control tool)
  • DUConvert.exe - DirectUpd@te convert (DirectUpd@te settings converter)
  • DUInstall.dll - DirectUpd@te Install (DirectUpd@te - Install)
  • DUInstall64.dll
  • DUEngine.exe - DirectUpd@te engine (DirectUpd@te service engine)
  • DUAdmin.exe - DirectUpd@te admin (DirectUpd@te - Administration module)
  • DUSDK.dll - DirectUpd@te SDK (DirectUpd@te - SDK)
  • SockEx.dll (by Nicolas Romantzoff) - Nicroman's SockEx (SockEx)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DUEngine.exe runs as a service named 'DirectUpdate engine' (DirectUpdate) "Updates your 'dynamic dns' domain names".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DUControl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DUControl' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate v4\DUControl.exe".

How do I remove DirectUpdate?

You can uninstall DirectUpdate 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 DirectUpdate, 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 DirectUpdate.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 10 34.38%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.81%
Windows 10 Pro 12.90%
Windows 7 Professional 12.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%
Windows 8 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.71%
  France 8.57%
  Italy 8.57%
  Malaysia 5.71%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  UA 2.86%
  Finland 2.86%
  Austria 2.86%
  Portugal 2.86%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  Germany 2.86%
  Turkey 2.86%
  Poland 2.86%
  Hungary 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 8.33%
Toshiba 4.17%
Samsung 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Medion 4.17%
Alienware 4.17%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GN702AA-ABA a... 4.55%
HP EliteBook 8570w 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 2350 4.55%
BIOSTAR Group A75MH 4.55%
Gigabyte Z68MX-UD2H-B3 4.55%


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