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Should I remove Linksys Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,983
United States Rank #14,046
Reach 0.0071%


1.6.8049.479 3.62%
1.2.8018.413 9.42%
1.1.8015.381 86.96%

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Linksys Updater

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What is Linksys Updater?

Linksys Updater is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background 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. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.
It is designed to keep any Linksys devices and drivers up to date.


The most used version is 1.1.8015.381, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 5.75 MB (6,028,932 bytes). LinksysUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linksys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C15B6175-689A-4D97-A42C-7225353F60A7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Linksys Updater

  • LinksysUpdater.exe
  • wrapper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • LinksysUpdater.exe runs as a service named 'Wowza Media Server' (WowzaMediaServer) "Wowza Media Server".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LinksysUpdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Galleon\bin\Wrapper.exe'.

How do I remove Linksys Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Linksys Updater from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Linksys 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 Linksys 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 Linksys Updater.

Win Vista (SP2) 62%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 65.22%
Windows XP 18.12%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 55.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.22%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.38%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.29%
  Canada 2.68%
  Australia 1.34%
  Germany 1.34%
  United Kingdom 0.89%
  Dominican Republic 0.45%
  Colombia 0.45%
  France 0.45%
  Costa Rica 0.45%
  Argentina 0.45%
  Venezuela 0.45%
  Philippines 0.45%
  Spain 0.45%
  United Arab Emirates 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.48%
Hewlett-Packard 31.45%
Acer 8.87%
Toshiba 8.87%
Gateway 8.06%
American Megatrends 4.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 5.60%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 4.80%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.00%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.20%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 1.60%
Dell Dimension E521 1.60%

Publisher URL: www.linksys.com


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