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Driver Updater

What is Driver Updater?  (from Carambis)

A revolutionary tool that searches for and updates outdated or missing drivers. More than 230,000 supported devices from more than 1,000 producers. You don’t need to search for drivers all over the Internet; all you have to do is download Carambis Driver Updater. Then with a couple of mouse clicks, you can update old...  Read more


Driver Updater is a program developed by Carambis. 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 dupdater.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 5.65 MB (5,929,029 bytes). dupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 30% of users of Driver Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.carambis.com/programs/driver_updater.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Carambis\Driver Updater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D777D80E-13AE-4E6C-BCB2-9AEE10D9DEF1}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.65 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Updater

Program executable:dupdater.exe
Name:Carambis Driver Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Carambis\Driver Updater\dupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • duManager.dll
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Carambis online update program' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • dupdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Updater' and executes as C:\Program Files\Carambis\Driver Updater\dupdater.exe /minimized.

How do I remove Driver Updater?

You can uninstall Driver Updater 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 Driver Updater, 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 Driver Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 37%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows Vista 17.33%
Windows 10 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 9.46%
Windows 10 Home 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.76%
  Germany 16.67%
  Israel 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%
  France 3.57%
  Hungary 3.57%
  Japan 3.57%
  Sweden 3.57%
  Canada 2.38%
  Mexico 2.38%
  UA 2.38%
  Argentina 1.19%
  BG 1.19%
  Brazil 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
American Megatrends 9.52%
Acer 9.52%
Intel 9.52%
Toshiba 9.52%
ASUS 7.14%
Packard Bell 4.76%
Common models
THIRDWAVE digistrema spec... 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450D 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 1.72%
Sony VPCCW16FW 1.72%


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