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Should I remove NVIDIA Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #813
United States Rank #879
Reach 0.8451%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.28 days
214.90 days >
Average installed length: 112.92 days


10.4.0 100.00%

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NVIDIA Update 10.4.0

What is NVIDIA Update?  (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 10.4.0 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 software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 844.17 KB (864,431 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 47% 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.{3C48A649-5F47-4707-9120-CB35B0B5129E}
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{59A7F891-B0F3-4FC8-9DD0-416CBB38C87A}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 844.17 KB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Update 10.4.0

  • DisplayUpdateExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Display Update Component Install Helper)
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • ComUpdatusPS.dll - ComUpdatus Proxy/Stub
  • Nvlhr.exe - UPDT Application Launcher
  • WLMerger.exe - WLMerger Application
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • UpdateExt.dll - NVIDIA Update Install Helper
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • nvupdt32.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • nvupdt64.dll
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA Germany language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll
  • easyUpdatusAPIU.dll
  • nvupdt.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • nvupdtr.dll
  • nvupdtrXP32.dll - NVIDIA GeForce Experience
  • nvupdtrXP64.dll
  • nvupdtXP32.dll - NVIDIA GeForce Experience,
  • nvupdtXP64.dll

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
Memory:5.31 MB
Total CPU:0.0003524781%
Kernel CPU:0.00023469%
User CPU:0.00011779%
CPU cycles/sec:5,091
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes

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 10.4.0, 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 63%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.84%
Windows 7 37.11%
Windows XP 0.04%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 24.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.37%
Windows 10 Pro 15.78%
Windows 7 Professional 10.07%
Windows 8.1 8.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.39%
  Germany 19.38%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Netherlands 3.99%
  Canada 3.38%
  Australia 2.96%
  Austria 1.30%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Italy 0.84%
  India 0.78%
  France 0.75%
  Switzerland 0.71%
  Romania 0.66%
  Philippines 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.42%
Hewlett-Packard 19.17%
Medion 12.84%
ASUS 10.19%
Acer 10.04%
Intel 3.65%
Lenovo 3.44%
Alienware 2.65%
MSI 0.73%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Apple 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.41%
Dell XPS 8700 7.69%
Dell XPS 8900 5.80%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 4.83%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.66%
Dell XPS 8500 2.39%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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