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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,769
United States Rank #28,045
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VersionDistribution 32.81% 29.69% 23.44% 10.94% 3.13%

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IObit Software Updater


IObit Software Updater is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is softwareupdater.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 64.1 MB (67,213,167 bytes). AutoUpdate.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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of IObit Software Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iobit\software updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\iobit\software updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 64.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Software Updater

Program executable:softwareupdater.exe
Name:IObit Software Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\software updater\softwareupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • AutoUpdate.exe - IObit Software Updater
  • CareScan.exe - CareScan
  • DriverScan.exe - Driver Scan
  • Feedback.exe - Feedback
  • InfoHelp.dll - Info helper
  • ISUTip.exe
  • LocalLang.exe - Check Language
  • RegisterCom.dll
  • Restore.exe - System Restore
  • SendBugReportNew.exe - Send Bug Report
  • Setup.exe
  • UninstallPromote.exe - IObit Common Component (UnistallPromote)
  • ProductStatistics.dll - Product Statistics
  • SysRest.dll - IObit Uninstaller (System Restore Tools)
  • xmas.exe - IObit Christmas
  • Scanner.dll - Driver Booster (Driver Booster Scanner)
  • SUFeature.exe - IObit AUpdate
  • ScreenShot.exe - ScreenShot
  • webres.dll - Runtime Library
  • BigUpgrade_ISU.exe - IObit (IObit Software Updater Upgrade)
  • SUInit.exe - IObit Init Application
  • libcrypto-1_1.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • libssl-1_1.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove IObit Software Updater?

You can uninstall IObit Software 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 IObit Software 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 IObit Software Updater.

Win 10 86%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.94%
Windows 7 14.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.31%
Windows 10 Pro 26.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.81%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.69%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.77%
  United Kingdom 8.05%
  Italy 8.05%
  Canada 3.45%
  Czech Republic 2.30%
  DK 2.30%
  Spain 2.30%
  Portugal 2.30%
  Austria 1.15%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Finland 1.15%
  France 1.15%
  Croatia 1.15%
  Ireland 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.08%
Dell 16.98%
Acer 15.09%
Lenovo 13.21%
ASUS 7.55%
Medion 3.77%
Toshiba 1.89%
Samsung 1.89%
MSI 1.89%
Alienware 1.89%

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com


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