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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,244
United States Rank #48,999
Reach 0.0022%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 66.93 days
552.07 days >
Average installed length: 290.07 days


6.10 48.84%
6.00 25.58%
5.31 2.33%
5.00 20.93%
4.05 2.33%

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IBM Update Connector

What is IBM Update Connector?

IBM Update Connector is the update program which runs on the PC 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. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product patches if required. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user. Users can choose a different schedule, or check manually if they don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


The most common release is 6.10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 setup package generally installs about 60 files and is usually about 10.06 MB (10,547,712 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ibm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ibm\updater\jre\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8D815BF3-2399-459C-B121-49373FEFB9E8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IBM Update Connector

  • actpanel.dll - IBM Developer Kit for Windows, Java 2, 1.4.1 (Java Plugin activator panel)
  • awt.dll - Java runtime library
  • cmm.dll
  • dcpr.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • fontmanager.dll
  • frame.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • ibmjavaplugin141.exe - Java Plugin Control Panel
  • ikeyman.exe - Java GUI key management utility
  • jaasal.dll - Java security runtime library
  • jaasl.dll
  • jaaslogon.exe - Java security utility
  • java.dll
  • java.exe - Java launcher
  • javaw.exe
  • jawbridge.dll - Java accessibility runtime library
  • jdwp.dll
  • jextract.exe - Java dump extractor utility
  • jitc.dll - Just-in-time Compiler library
  • jpeg.dll
  • jsig.dll - Java Signal Interpose library
  • jsound.dll
  • keytool.exe - Java key management utility
  • kinit.exe - Java Kerberos init utility
  • klist.exe - Java Kerberos list utility
  • ktab.exe - Java Kerberos tab utility
  • nativecreds.dll - Native credentials runtime library
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • ntthreadsubject.dll
  • policytool.exe - Java utility
  • rmi.dll - Java RMI runtime library
  • rmid.exe - Java RMI utility
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • threadsubject.dll
  • tnameserv.exe
  • xhpi.dll
  • zip.dll
  • helper.exe - IBM Java WebStart v1.2 (Java WebStart Helper Module)
  • javawebstart.dll - JavaWebStart Module
  • javaws.exe - Java WebStart Executable
  • javawspl.dll - Java WebStart Library
  • manualwrapper.exe - Java(TM) Plug-in (manualwrapper)
  • jpicom32.dll - JPICom Module
  • jpishare.dll - Java Plug-in (Java Plug-in Share Module for Win32)
  • core.dll
  • jvm.dll - Java Virtual Machine
  • jpiexp32.dll (by JavaSoft / Sun Microsystems) - JavaSoft / Sun Microsystems -- Java(TM) Plug-in (Java Plug-in für Internet Explorer)
  • jinstall.exe - IBM. JInstall (JInstall)
  • jpins32.dll - Java Plug-in 1.4.1 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
  • npjava11.dll
  • npjava12.dll
  • npjava13.dll
  • npjava32.dll
  • npjpi141.dll
  • npoji610.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IBM\Updater\jre\bin\javaw.exe'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IBM\Updater\jre\bin\java.exe'.

How do I remove IBM Update Connector?

You can uninstall IBM Update Connector 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 IBM Update Connector, 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 IBM Update Connector.

Win XP 95%
Win 7 (SP1) 5%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.35%
Windows 7 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.17%
  Spain 5.66%
  Israel 5.66%
  Germany 5.66%
  Poland 5.66%
  France 3.77%
  DK 3.77%
  Canada 3.77%
  Italy 3.77%
  United Kingdom 3.77%
  Belgium 1.89%
  Latvia 1.89%
  Japan 1.89%
  Croatia 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 60.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Compaq 10.00%
Common models
IBM 2373W5N 6.06%
IBM 1834U2G 6.06%
Hewlett-Packard hp workst... 6.06%
IBM 1834BWG 6.06%
LENOVO 200893G 3.03%
LENOVO 1706A37 3.03%

About IBM

International Business Machines (IBM) manufactures computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
Publisher URL: www.ibm.com


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