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Should I remove Fried Cookie Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,035
United States Rank #21,313
Reach 0.0311%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.77 days
760.12 days >
Average installed length: 399.39 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Fried Cookie Updater

What is Fried Cookie Updater?

Fried Cookie Updater is the software update program installed with all Fried Cookie apps that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


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 Updater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 1.11 MB (1,164,764 bytes) when donwloaded. Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Starts automatically
Fried Cookie Updater has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Fried Cookie
URL: www.friedcookie.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fried cookie\updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fried Cookie\Updater\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fried Cookie Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:FriedCookie Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\fried cookie\updater\Updater.exe
FriedCookie Updater is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. The updater...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Fried Cookie Updater
  • Updater.exe - FriedCookie Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Fried Cookie Update' (runs daily at 20:23).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Fried Cookie Update' and executes as C:\Program Files\Fried Cookie\Updater\Updater.exe.

How do I remove Fried Cookie Updater?

You can uninstall Fried Cookie 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 Fried Cookie 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 Fried Cookie Updater.
  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.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.92%
Windows 10 14.68%
Windows XP 6.85%
Windows Vista 5.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.52%
Windows 7 Professional 10.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.12%
Windows 8.1 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.17% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 53.17%
  United States 14.60%
  Italy 5.56%
  Brazil 2.86%
  France 2.06%
  Austria 1.75%
  Hungary 1.75%
  Belgium 1.59%
  India 1.43%
  Taiwan 1.43%
  United Kingdom 0.95%
  Hong Kong 0.95%
  Romania 0.95%
  Argentina 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 21.60%
Acer 18.64%
Dell 16.57%
Hewlett-Packard 14.79%
ASUS 10.06%
Lenovo 4.14%
Toshiba 2.96%
American Megatrends 2.37%
Intel 1.48%
Samsung 1.48%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.76%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.76%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.86%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.38%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.90%


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