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Should I remove NVIDIA Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,571
United States Rank #9,359
Reach 0.0457%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 218.31 days
1001.80 days >
Average installed length: 526.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.5.20 100.00%

Typically installed together

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NVIDIA Update 1.5.20

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

Overview

NVIDIA Update 1.5.20 is a software program developed by NVIDIA. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named WLMerger.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.52 MB (3,686,976 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 38% of users of NVIDIA Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-update.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.1\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Update
Estimated size: 3.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Update 1.5.20

Program executable:WLMerger.exe
Name:NVIDIA Update Components
WLMerger Application
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\WLMerger.exe
MD5:edc6a9487c1d79dc8b887f0150fdf26c
Additional files:
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • ComUpdatusPS.dll - ComUpdatus Proxy/Stub
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • Nvlhr.exe - UPDT Application Launcher
  • WLMerger.exe - WLMerger Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • 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

daemonu.exe
Memory:2.36 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001531713%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010322%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004995%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:7
70 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 1.5.20, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.00%
Windows XP 21.67%
Windows Vista 8.11%
Windows 10 3.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.81%
Windows 10 Home 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.04%
  Germany 15.14%
  Iran 9.81%
  India 3.83%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  Australia 2.80%
  Canada 2.24%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Belgium 1.78%
  Romania 1.40%
  Israel 1.31%
  Indonesia 1.21%
  Egypt 1.21%
  Croatia 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 17.77%
Hewlett-Packard 17.22%
Acer 17.22%
GIGABYTE 15.20%
Medion 14.47%
Intel 6.59%
ASUS 5.49%
American Megatrends 2.20%
Alienware 1.83%
MSI 0.73%
Samsung 0.73%
Lenovo 0.55%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 19.68%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.76%
MEDION MS-7728 4.13%
Dell XPS M1530 1.90%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.59%
GBT AWRDACPI 1.59%

About NVIDIA

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

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