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Should I remove NVIDIA Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #492
United States Rank #457
Reach 1.3290%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.46 days
721.63 days >
Average installed length: 379.16 days


1.10.8 100.00%

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NVIDIA Update 1.10.8

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 1.10.8 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 programs's main executable is daemonu.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.7 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,059,750 bytes). 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 53% 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\NVIDIA Updatus
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Update
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Update 1.10.8

Program executable:daemonu.exe
Name:NVIDIA Update Components
NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
NVIDIA Settings Update Manager is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Additional files:
  • 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:1.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026387278%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00209622%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00054251%
0.015104% average
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 1.10.8, 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) 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.47%
Windows 10 27.02%
Windows Vista 8.92%
Windows XP 4.54%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 9.50%
Windows 8.1 7.51%
Windows 8 7.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.45%
  Germany 11.93%
  United Kingdom 5.23%
  Canada 3.35%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Iran 2.22%
  Australia 2.08%
  Italy 1.69%
  Belgium 1.18%
  France 1.09%
  India 1.07%
  Romania 0.96%
  Austria 0.75%
  Philippines 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.65%
Dell 18.36%
Hewlett-Packard 18.23%
ASUS 15.16%
Lenovo 4.76%
Intel 2.54%
Samsung 2.50%
Medion 2.36%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Gateway 2.18%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VD 3.89%
eMachines ET1331G 3.80%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 3.64%
eMachines ET1831 2.72%
eMachines EL1352 2.65%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.56%


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


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