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Should I remove Intel Update Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #349
United States Rank #333
Reach 1.7810%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.56 days
488.53 days >
Average installed length: 256.68 days


3.5.2247 0.18%
3.4.1942 10.30%
3.2.1289 0.28%
3.1.1228 20.42%
3.1.814 0.08%
3.0.135 0.52%
2.6.1645 1.69%
2.5.1634 10.05%
2.5.1 0.00%
2.4.3 15.79%
2.3.1338 37.29%
2.2.12 3.12%
2.1.1269 0.28%

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What is Intel Update Manager?  (from Intel)

Intel Update Manager for Windows setup is a software update bridging application that assists users of Microsoft Windows* 7 transition their Intel software applications to Microsoft Windows 8*. The Intel Update Manager for windows may be installed on a Windows 8 machine that has been UPGRADED from Windows 7 and all d...  Read more


Intel Update Manager is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is 2.3.1338, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named rkill.exe. The setup package generally installs about 110 files and is usually about 15.57 MB (16,322,560 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 52% of users of Intel Update Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\intel\intel(r) update manager\data\html_docs\lib\cultures
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{12914061-EB9B-4AE7-AC7E-0B8A607C7DF4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Update Manager

Program executable:rkill.exe
Additional files:
  • globalize.culture.ar.js
  • globalize.culture.ar-min.js
  • globalize.culture.bg.js
  • globalize.culture.bg-min.js
  • globalize.culture.cs.js
  • globalize.culture.cs-min.js
  • globalize.culture.da.js
  • globalize.culture.da-min.js
  • globalize.culture.de.js
  • globalize.culture.de-min.js
  • globalize.culture.el.js
  • globalize.culture.el-min.js
  • globalize.culture.en-us.js
  • globalize.culture.en-us-min.js
  • globalize.culture.es.js
  • globalize.culture.es-min.js
  • globalize.culture.et.js
  • globalize.culture.et-min.js
  • globalize.culture.fi.js
  • globalize.culture.fi-min.js
  • globalize.culture.fr.js
  • globalize.culture.fr-ca.js
  • globalize.culture.fr-ca-min.js
  • globalize.culture.fr-min.js
  • globalize.culture.he.js
  • globalize.culture.he-min.js
  • globalize.culture.hr.js
  • globalize.culture.hr-min.js
  • globalize.culture.hu-min.js

How do I remove Intel Update Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Intel(R) Update Manager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Update Manager 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 Intel(R) Update Manager, 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 Intel Update Manager.

Win 10 81%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.96%
Windows 7 19.02%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 35.03%
Windows 10 Home 22.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 10 Pro 5.20%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.73%
  Germany 6.51%
  United Kingdom 4.60%
  Italy 4.57%
  France 3.53%
  Canada 2.88%
  Brazil 2.21%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Australia 1.73%
  Spain 1.35%
  Sweden 1.12%
  India 1.00%
  Norway 0.93%
  Belgium 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 22.92%
Hewlett-Packard 21.76%
Dell 14.72%
Acer 14.16%
Samsung 10.14%
ASUS 6.37%
Toshiba 3.98%
Medion 2.50%
MSI 2.12%
Intel 0.43%
Sony 0.33%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 7.38%
LENOVO 80E5 5.17%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.57%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.89%
LENOVO 80L0 2.88%
LENOVO 20266 2.69%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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