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Should I remove Download Updater AOL Inc.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,899
United States Rank #3,730
Reach 0.0625%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.98 days
1120.53 days >
Average installed length: 588.75 days

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Download Updater AOL Inc.

What is Download Updater AOL Inc.?

America Online (AOL) Download Updater program is a software update utility that is installed on a PC during the any of the AOL's appllications including the AOL Toolbar, AOL Price Check and other AOL programs. AOL does not provide an option to skip the installation of Download Updater (AOL Inc.), so all AOL users are likely to find this program installed and running on a PC. The purpose of the Download Updater is to ensure that you always have the latest version of AOL's Internet software installed. The program periodically accesses the Internet to check AOL's download servers for software updates. If it finds an update, it automatically downloads and installs it.

About  (from AOL)

The Download Updater automatically downloads and installs updates and upgrades to the software. There are three separate components to AOL Toolbar: AOL Toolbar, Download Updater, and Price Check by AOL. All three components need to be removed to complete the uninstallation of AOL Toolbar from your browser.
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbar.aol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Software Update Utility
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Software Update Utility\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 501.57 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Download Updater AOL Inc.

Program executable:dnu.exe
Name:dnu Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\software update utility\dnu.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - AOL Software Update Utility

How do I remove Download Updater AOL Inc.?

You can uninstall Download Updater AOL Inc. 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 Updater (AOL Inc.), 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 Updater AOL Inc..
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.41%
Windows Vista 12.10%
Windows XP 9.10%
Windows 10 7.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.45%
Windows 7 Professional 6.96%
Windows 10 Home 2.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.96%
  Germany 3.23%
  United Kingdom 2.76%
  Canada 0.94%
  Poland 0.57%
  Romania 0.52%
  Hungary 0.52%
  Iran 0.42%
  Russia 0.31%
  France 0.26%
  Sweden 0.26%
  Spain 0.26%
  Israel 0.26%
  Netherlands 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.02%
Dell 27.61%
Acer 14.34%
Toshiba 8.70%
ASUS 5.41%
Intel 2.12%
Lenovo 1.88%
American Megatrends 1.06%
Gateway 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.46%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.50%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.31%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.11%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.87%

About AOL

America Online develops, grows, and invests in brands and sites.
Publisher URL: corp.aol.com


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