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Should I remove NVIDIA Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #614
United States Rank #771
Reach 1.0880%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.15 days
712.42 days >
Average installed length: 374.32 days


1.11.3 100.00%

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NVIDIA Update 1.11.3

What is NVIDIA Update?

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

About  (from NVIDIA)

NVIDIA Update keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on www.nvidia.com. Starting with R275 drivers, NVIDIA Update also provides automatic updates for game and program profiles, including SLI profiles. Once installed on your...  Read more


NVIDIA Update 1.11.3 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 ExternSHIMU.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.02 MB (1,071,008 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of NVIDIA Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-update.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Update.{75A6E4E4-52A5-4706-8CDE-FC32966F0027}
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{49E2742C-E963-4B8F-BF16-37284ED62B41}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 1.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Update 1.11.3

Program executable:ExternSHIMU.exe
Name:SHIM Application
nVidia SHIM utility
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\ExternSHIMU.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdateExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (NVIDIA Update Install Helper)
  • Nvlhr.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (UPDT Application Launcher)
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • WLMerger.exe - WLMerger Application
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update COM object
  • ComUpdatusPS.dll - ComUpdatus Proxy/Stub
  • 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 1.11.3, 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 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.86%
Windows 10 27.30%
Windows Vista 8.99%
Windows XP 0.83%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.83%
Windows 7 Professional 12.99%
Windows 8.1 8.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.64%
Windows 8 7.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.04%
  Germany 15.22%
  United Kingdom 4.86%
  Australia 3.77%
  Canada 3.77%
  Netherlands 3.34%
  Belgium 1.97%
  Iran 1.61%
  Italy 1.47%
  Israel 1.26%
  France 1.19%
  Austria 1.11%
  India 0.80%
  Thailand 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 26.56%
Acer 15.40%
Hewlett-Packard 14.48%
Dell 14.21%
Medion 5.56%
Lenovo 4.65%
Intel 3.51%
Alienware 1.42%
MSI 1.37%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Packard Bell 0.50%
Common models
ASUSTeK K56CB 6.08%
ASUSTeK X550CC 3.77%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.96%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.28%
ASUSTeK S550CB 2.24%


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


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