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What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,632
United States Rank #913
Reach 0.4148%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.34 days
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Average installed length: 237.85 days

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Download Updater AOL LLC

What is Download Updater AOL LLC?

This application is installed with the AOL software. It will detect any updates available from AOL and automatically download and install them upon release.

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.


The main program executable is dnu.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.21 MB (1,269,552 bytes).

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: 1.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Download Updater AOL LLC

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • dnu.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.

How do I remove Download Updater AOL LLC?

You can uninstall Download Updater AOL LLC 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 LLC), 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 LLC.
  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) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.73%
Windows Vista 19.81%
Windows XP 10.41%
Windows 10 5.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.18%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.87%
  Germany 3.73%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Canada 1.07%
  Italy 0.93%
  Iran 0.80%
  France 0.74%
  Sweden 0.49%
  Australia 0.48%
  Poland 0.48%
  Netherlands 0.47%
  Hungary 0.45%
  Spain 0.43%
  Belgium 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.27%
Dell 31.25%
Acer 11.43%
Toshiba 9.02%
ASUS 4.55%
Intel 2.39%
Lenovo 1.47%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Samsung 0.96%
Gateway 0.94%
Sahara 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.40%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.41%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.22%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.27%

About AOL

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


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