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Should I remove NVIDIA Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,824
United States Rank #2,095
Reach 0.3665%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.20 days
477.90 days >
Average installed length: 251.10 days


1.15.2 100.00%

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NVIDIA Update 1.15.2

What is NVIDIA Update?

NVIDIA Update provides notifications for GeForce and ION GPUs for both desktop and notebook PCs.

About  (from NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA Update application automatically notifies you of new driver releases from NVIDIA. With a single click, you’ll be able to update the driver directly, without leaving your desktop.


NVIDIA Update 1.15.2 is a program developed by NVIDIA. 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 main program executable is ComUpdatus.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 3.64 MB (3,817,480 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of NVIDIA Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{B48672BF-66ED-4825-BD1D-2E6D29B806CD}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 3.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Update 1.15.2

Program executable:ComUpdatus.exe
Name:NVIDIA Update Components
NVIDIA Update COM object
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\ComUpdatus.exe
Additional files:
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • ComUpdatusPS.dll - ComUpdatus Proxy/Stub
  • Nvlhr.exe - UPDT Application Launcher
  • WLMerger.exe - WLMerger Application
  • ExternSHIMU.exe - SHIM Application (nVidia SHIM utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • daemonu.exe runs as a service named 'NVIDIA Update Service Daemon' (nvUpdatusService) "NVIDIA Settings Update Manager service, used to check new updates from NVIDIA server.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • daemonu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000307269%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002199%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000874%
0.015104% average

How do I remove NVIDIA Update?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Update 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 NVIDIA Update 1.15.2, 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 NVIDIA Update.

Win 10 53%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 52.89%
Windows 7 47.05%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.31%
Windows 8.1 26.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.46%
Windows 7 Professional 9.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.50%
Windows 10 Home 7.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.88%
  Germany 15.81%
  United Kingdom 4.95%
  Netherlands 3.95%
  Canada 3.79%
  Australia 3.73%
  Italy 2.86%
  Belgium 2.11%
  India 1.82%
  Austria 1.20%
  Iran 0.81%
  Switzerland 0.73%
  Philippines 0.67%
  Malaysia 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 20.16%
ASUS 15.06%
Acer 15.02%
Medion 12.60%
Alienware 3.92%
Apple 1.09%
Intel 0.92%
Lenovo 0.65%
Common models
Acer Aspire E5-571G 7.72%
Dell XPS 8700 6.06%
Acer Aspire V3-572G 3.94%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.80%


Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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