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Should I remove Genie Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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23.0.540.0 12.50%
22.0.320.0 12.50% 6.25%
20.0.329.0 6.25%
19.0.876.0 6.25%
19.0.871.0 12.50%
19.0.842.0 6.25% 6.25% 12.50% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25%

Genie Updater


Genie Updater is a program developed by Oticon A/S. The most used version is 23.0.540.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 installer includes 10 files and is usually about 6.68 MB (7,004,160 bytes). genieupdater.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 Vista (SP2). While about 73% of users of Genie Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: Oticon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\oticon\genie\genieupdater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{744D8878-875B-4612-A9C4-76B2294369C7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Genie Updater

  • common.dll - Genie 2013.1.1 (Common)
  • downloadservicefacade.dll - DownloadServiceFacade
  • genieupdater.exe - GenieUpdater
  • genieupdaterservice.exe - DownloadService
  • installmanager.dll - InstallManager
  • updatecontroller.dll - UpdateController
  • versionmanager.dll - VersionManager
  • genieupdater.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • genieupdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D034BF03-60F2-4E80-8945-2A1047F79483}' (runs on registration).
  • genieupdaterservice.exe runs as a service named 'Genie Updater Service' (GenieUpdaterService) "Genie Updater Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • genieupdater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GenieUpdater' which loads as C:\Program Files\Oticon\Genie\GenieUpdater\GenieUpdater.exe /autostart.

How do I remove Genie Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Genie Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Genie 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Genie Updater, 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 Genie Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows Vista 18.75%
Windows 8 18.75%
Windows XP 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.73%
  Germany 9.09%
  Belgium 4.55%
  Italy 4.55%
  Australia 4.55%
  India 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
Lenovo 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
Gateway 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Acer 6.67%
Samsung 6.67%
Medion 6.67%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 6.67%
LENOVO 2436CTO 6.67%
Dell Studio 1745 6.67%
ACER Aspire M1641 6.67%
MEDION MS-7748 6.67%
LENOVO 4058CTO 6.67%


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