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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 5.00% 5.00% 10.00%
0.9.17 80.00%

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M1-SK Automatic Updater Host

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M1-SK Automatic Updater Host is a software program developed by Mitchell 1. The most common release is 0.9.17, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 4.27 MB (4,479,580 bytes). The installed file M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 97% of users of M1-SK Automatic Updater Host come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mitchell1.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\M1-SK\M1-SK Software Updater Host\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7684FCB4-E0A6-475C-80D0-9074D89DE176}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by M1-SK Automatic Updater Host

  • M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe - M1SK Software Updates Launcher
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • FileSystemMonitorService.exe (by Snap-on) - FileSystemMonitorService
  • M1-SKInstallerUtil.exe (by Snap-on) - Mitchell1InstallerUtil
  • M1-SKDiagnose.exe - Mitchell1Diagnose
  • M1-SKUpd.exe - Mitchell1Updater
  • M1-SKUpdater.exe
  • CommonContracts.dll - CommonContracts
  • JobsManagerSync.dll - JobsManagerSync
  • PublicInterface.dll - PublicInterface
  • Configuration.dll - Configuration
  • Publications.dll - Publications
  • DBConnector.dll - DBConnector
  • HttpManager.dll - HttpManager
  • CommonSync.dll - CommonSync
  • M1-SK.exe - Mitchell1
  • LoginSecurity.dll - Security
  • Common.dll - Common
  • Engine.dll - Engine
  • AppsController.dll
  • AppsManagerBL.dll
  • AppsManagerBLIntf.dll
  • AppsManagerDB.dll
  • AppsManagerDBIntf.dll
  • AssemblyLoader.dll
  • IAssemblyLoader.dll
  • RemoteContracts.dll
  • RemoteServices.dll
  • ResultsController.dll
  • ResultsManagerBL.dll
  • ResultsManagerBLIntf.dll
  • ResultsManagerDB.dll
  • ResultsManagerDBIntf.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • M1-SK.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named M1SKSoftwareUpdatesHost.
  • FileSystemMonitorService.exe runs as a service named 'Mitchell1/Snap-on Update Service' (FileSystemMonitorService) "Component that tracks changes on specific file system locations.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'M1SKHostUpdates' which loads as "C:\Program Files\M1-SK\M1-SK Software Updater Host\M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe" M1SKSoftwareUpdatesHost.

How do I remove M1-SK Automatic Updater Host?

Quickly and completely remove M1-SK Automatic Updater (Host) from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall M1-SK Automatic Updater Host 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 M1-SK Automatic Updater (Host), 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 M1-SK Automatic Updater Host.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 10%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.00%
Windows 10 35.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 8.1 15.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 10 Pro 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.14%
  Canada 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
ASUS 10.53%
Lenovo 10.53%
Acer 5.26%
Toshiba 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
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