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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,026
United States Rank #1,719
Reach 0.1975%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.15 days
211.03 days >
Average installed length: 110.88 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.8.10 0.18%
5.8.3 0.03%
5.8.1 0.03%
5.8.0 0.03%
5.7.0 0.03%
5.6.4 0.05%
5.6.3 0.08%
5.6.2 0.91%
5.6.1 0.89%
5.6.0 0.13%
5.5.1 0.39%
5.5.0 1.10%
5.4.2 0.57%
5.4.1 1.07%
5.4.0 0.16%
5.3.0 1.31%
5.2.3 0.71%
5.2.2 1.54%
5.2.1 0.08%
5.2.0 1.78%
5.1.1 0.84%
5.1.0 0.05%
5.0.0 0.10%
4.3.4 0.13%
4.3.1 0.24%
4.3.0 0.05%
4.1.3 0.18%
4.1.2 0.24%
4.1.1 1.28%
4.1.0 0.18%
4.0.1 0.18%
4.0.0 0.47%
2.7.11 0.89%
2.7.10 2.90%
2.7.9 2.14%
2.7.8 0.21%
2.7.6 7.18%
2.7.5 3.45%
2.7.4 4.21%
2.7.3 1.83%
2.7.1 3.92%
2.7.0 5.36%
2.6.5 4.57%
2.6.4 7.26%
2.6.3 8.70%
2.6.2 4.36%
2.6.1 4.28%
2.6.0 2.51%
2.5.5 9.30%
2.5.4 5.59%
2.5.3 3.74%
54 versions

DriverUpdate

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Overview

DriverUpdate is a program developed by Slimware Utilities Holdings. The most used version is 2.5.5, 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 Icon.exe. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 26.38 MB (27,664,384 bytes). SlimWare.DriverUpdate.Services.dll 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 79% of users of DriverUpdate come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\driverupdate
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3B2D9BF5-A435-41C4-8118-F3D21A054F4D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DriverUpdate

Program executable:Icon.exe
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{3B2D9BF5-A435-41C4-8118-F3D21A054F4D}\Icon.exe
MD5:acb7f0d29dd169eca8147879303024a6
Additional files:
  • InAppBrowserProxy.dll - InAppBrowserProxy
  • BsSndRpt.exe (by BugSplat) - BugSplat Crash Report Send Utility (Crash reporting Send Utility, BsSndRpt.exe)
  • BugSplatRc.dll (by BugSplat) - BugSplatRc Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, BugSplatRc)
  • BugSplat.dll - BugSplat Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, BugSplat.Dll)
  • UninstallStub.exe - SlimWare Uninstall Stub
  • SlimWare.DriverUpdate.Services.dll - DriverUpdate SDK (DriverUpdate Library)
  • unifiedlogger.dll - UnifiedLogger (SlimWare UnifiedLogger)
  • driverupdate.exe - DriverUpdate
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverUpdate Scan' (runs daily at 3:13 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverUpdate Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverUpdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverUpdate' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe" -boot.

How do I remove DriverUpdate?

Quickly and completely remove DriverUpdate from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DriverUpdate 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DriverUpdate, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 DriverUpdate.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 76%
Win 8.1 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 76.20%
Windows 7 19.17%
Windows Vista 3.63%
Windows XP 0.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 55.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.98%
Windows 10 Pro 10.15%
Windows 8.1 7.11%
Windows 7 Professional 4.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.39%
  Germany 5.91%
  United Kingdom 3.72%
  Canada 3.63%
  France 2.39%
  Australia 1.49%
  Italy 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.47%
  Singapore 0.25%
  New Zealand 0.19%
  Japan 0.18%
  Sweden 0.16%
  Austria 0.14%
  Spain 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.63%
Dell 20.72%
Acer 14.78%
ASUS 8.27%
Toshiba 7.01%
Lenovo 5.50%
Medion 2.27%
GIGABYTE 1.91%
Samsung 1.37%
Intel 0.54%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 6.46%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.08%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.97%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 2.95%

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