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Should I remove Garmin WebUpdater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #921
United States Rank #804
Reach 0.7492%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.15 days
859.95 days >
Average installed length: 451.84 days


2.5.7 0.06%
2.5.6 69.57%
2.5.5 5.28%
2.5.4 6.56%
2.5.2 2.76%
2.5.1 2.14%
2.4.2 12.07% 1.44% 0.13%

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Garmin WebUpdater

What is Garmin WebUpdater?

Garmin WebUpdater is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.


The most used version is 2.5.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is WebUpdater.exe. The software installer includes 148 files and is usually about 15.76 MB (16,525,288 bytes). webupdaterptg.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garmin.com
Help link: www.garmin.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Garmin\WebUpdater\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{00FE2935-FB56-4410-AB5F-D6E70C1771D2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Garmin WebUpdater

Program executable:WebUpdater.exe
WebUpdater Application
Additional files:
  • webupdaterptg.dll - WebUpdater Portuguese
  • webupdater_lang.dll - WebUpdater Slovenian
  • webupdaterhun.dll - WebUpdater Hungarian
  • webupdaternor.dll - WebUpdater Norwegian
  • webupdaterslv.dll
  • webupdaterhrv.dll - WebUpdater Croatian
  • webupdaterjpn.dll - WebUpdater Japanese
  • webupdaterchs.dll - WebUpdater Chinese
  • webupdatercht.dll
  • webupdateresp.dll - WebUpdater Spanish
  • webupdaterfin.dll - WebUpdater Finnish
  • webupdaterita.dll - WebUpdater Italian
  • webupdaterrus.dll - WebUpdater Russian
  • webupdatersve.dll - WebUpdater Swedish
  • webupdatertrk.dll - WebUpdater Turkish
  • webupdaterdan.dll - WebUpdater Danish
  • webupdaterdeu.dll - WebUpdater German
  • webupdaterfra.dll - WebUpdater French
  • webupdaterkor.dll - WebUpdater Korean
  • webupdaterplk.dll - WebUpdater Polish
  • webupdatersky.dll - WebUpdater Slovak
  • webupdatercsy.dll - WebUpdater Czech
  • webupdaterell.dll - WebUpdater Greek
  • webupdaternld.dll - WebUpdater Dutch
  • webupdater.exe - WebUpdater (WebUpdater Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WebUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EE94970B-6137-4C92-9B7B-401783EAC8D8}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WebUpdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Garmin\WebUpdater\WebUpdater.exe'.

How do I remove Garmin WebUpdater?

You can uninstall Garmin WebUpdater 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 Garmin WebUpdater, 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 Garmin WebUpdater.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.12%
Windows 10 22.56%
Windows Vista 10.68%
Windows XP 7.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.37%
Windows 7 Professional 11.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.39%
Windows 10 Home 8.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.79%
  Germany 10.89%
  Canada 4.89%
  United Kingdom 4.11%
  Italy 3.34%
  France 3.05%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Belgium 1.58%
  Sweden 1.50%
  Australia 1.22%
  Austria 1.19%
  Switzerland 0.97%
  Spain 0.86%
  DK 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.32%
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Acer 14.54%
ASUS 7.11%
Toshiba 6.96%
Intel 3.13%
Medion 2.03%
Samsung 1.91%
Lenovo 1.66%
American Megatrends 1.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.14%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.03%
Dell XPS 8300 2.42%
ASUS All Series 2.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.12%

About Garmin

Garmin develops consumer, aviation, and marine software/hardware products for the GPS.
Publisher URL: www.garmin.com


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