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Should I remove KC Softwares SUMo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,429
United States Rank #3,072
Reach 0.2581%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.03 days
266.41 days >
Average installed length: 139.98 days


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172 versions

KC Softwares SUMo

What is KC Softwares SUMo?

SUMo, or Software Update Monitor, is a free software application that will check the current versions of most of the popular software installed on a user's PC against it's huge database of known current versions. If a new version of the software is available and the with computer SUMo installed is running an older or outdated version, it will let you know and even automatically update it. The software is packed with some nice features such as ignore lists and various other filters. It also has extensive Internationalization support with translations for dozens of languages.

About  (from KC Softwares)

SUMo stands for software update monitor. With SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software. Unlike build-in auto update features, SUMo tells you if updates are available before you need to use your software. Multiple instances of the same products are found w...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 5% 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. 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 main program executable is SUMo.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2.89 MB (3,030,498 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kcsoftwares.com/?sumo
Help link: www.kcsoftwares.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\KC Softwares\SUMo\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\KC Softwares\SUMo\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KC Softwares SUMo

Program executable:SUMo.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\SUMo\SUMo.exe
Additional files:
  • sumo_lite.exe - KC Softwares SUMo (KC Softwares SUMo Setup)
  • SUMo_Lite_SETUP_3.10.3.228.exe
  • SUMo.exe - SUMo
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SUMo.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SUMo' (runs daily at 9:05).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SUMo.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SUMo' and executes as C:\Program Files\Sonstiges\SUMo\SUMo.exe /minimized.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SUMo.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SUMo' which loads as C:\Program Files\KC Softwares\SUMo\SUMo.exe /minimized.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0389356636%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03444309%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00449258%
0.015104% average

How do I remove KC Softwares SUMo?

You can uninstall KC Softwares SUMo 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 KC Softwares SUMo, 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 KC Softwares SUMo.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.66%
Windows 10 41.25%
Windows XP 6.89%
Windows Vista 3.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.24%
Windows 10 Home 12.02%
Windows 10 Pro 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 9.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.07%
  Germany 16.23%
  France 7.01%
  United Kingdom 4.01%
  Italy 3.84%
  Netherlands 2.77%
  Canada 2.32%
  Hungary 1.87%
  Spain 1.42%
  Russia 1.40%
  Poland 1.18%
  Australia 1.14%
  Austria 1.14%
  Belgium 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.81%
Dell 19.31%
Acer 17.92%
ASUS 10.00%
Toshiba 5.27%
Lenovo 4.12%
Samsung 2.12%
Intel 2.08%
Medion 1.88%
American Megatrends 1.77%
Sahara 0.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.37%
Dell XPS 8300 3.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.11%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.11%

About (from KC Softwares)

We develop and distribute user-friendly software designed to ease your computer life.
Publisher URL: www.kcsoftwares.com


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