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Should I remove Download Navigator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,419
United States Rank #1,418
Reach 0.4825%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.23 days
685.36 days >
Average installed length: 360.10 days


3.4.2 2.44%
3.4.1 12.20%
3.4.0 29.24%
3.3.0 1.96%
3.2.0 0.18%
3.1.0 0.23%
2.2.0 2.30%
2.1.0 0.07%
2.0.0 0.67%
1.1.0 50.71%

Other programs by SEIKO EPSON

Download Navigator

What is Download Navigator?  (from SEIKO EPSON)

Download Navigator analyzes the Epson software (drivers, utilities, firmware, etc...) already installed on your computer and notifies you if new updates are available for download. Your Epson product must be turned on and connected to a computer with Internet access. Also, if you have already installed Download Naviga...  Read more


Download Navigator is a program developed by SEIKO EPSON. The most used version is 1.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 epsdnavi.exe. The software installer includes 185 files and is usually about 1.15 MB (1,204,224 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 50% of users of Download Navigator come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supAdvice.jsp?noteoid=189943
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\epson software\download navigator
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3A3A3B34-6EA2-4031-8580-D66D29533E89}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Download Navigator

Program executable:epsdnavi.exe
Name:Epson Download Navigator
Path:C:\Program Files\epson software\download navigator\epsdnavi.exe
Additional files:
  • epsdnfwc.exe - Epson Download Navigator
  • epsdnrun.exe
  • e_prlgr7.dll - EPSON Printer Driver
  • epsdnlmw.exe - Download Navigator
  • epsdnrud.exe
  • epsdneul.exe - Epson EULA Navi (Epson EULA Navi for x86)
  • epsdnlmw32.exe - EPSDNLMW
  • epsdnlmw64.exe
  • e_upwj01.dll - E_UPWJ01
  • e_upnfle.dll - EPSON (EPSON Boost DLL)
  • epsdnp01.exe
  • e_upbj01.exe
  • e_upbw01.exe
  • e_upfc01.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • epsdnavi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F4A4547-B06E-43C2-B201-CFC86F1631BA}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • epsdnavi.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EPSDNAVI.EXE' and executes as C:\Program Files\EPSON Software\Download Navigator\EPSDNAVI.EXE.

How do I remove Download Navigator?

You can uninstall Download Navigator 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 Download Navigator, 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 Download Navigator.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.94%
Windows 10 28.44%
Windows Vista 6.11%
Windows XP 4.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.44%
Windows 7 Professional 10.73%
Windows 8.1 9.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.21%
Windows 10 Home 5.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.70%
  Germany 8.38%
  United Kingdom 7.64%
  France 5.27%
  Italy 4.33%
  Australia 3.96%
  Brazil 2.72%
  Spain 1.42%
  Mexico 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.32%
  Canada 1.23%
  Japan 1.11%
  Colombia 0.94%
  Peru 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.28%
Dell 20.71%
Acer 18.49%
ASUS 11.04%
Toshiba 8.98%
Samsung 5.08%
Lenovo 3.26%
Intel 0.96%
Medion 0.77%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.41%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.50%
ASUS All Series 2.54%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.03%


Seiko Epson Corporation commonly known as Epson, is an electronics company that manufacturers computer printers, information and imaging related equipment and manufactures inkjet, laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, industrial automation equipment, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic components.
Publisher URL: www.epson.com


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