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1.08 77.78%

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Netgear Update Assistant

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What is Netgear Update Assistant?

Netgear Update Assistant is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.


The most common release is 1.08, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named MDM_Util.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 4.63 MB (4,857,036 bytes). The installed file LANUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquestusa.com
Help link: www.bvrpforums.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Netgear Update Assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7C394403-5751-415F-A0D7-651548D726F9}\Setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Netgear Update Assistant

Program executable:MDM_Util.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Netgear Update Assistant\MDM_Util.exe
Additional files:
  • LiveUpdateClientTools.dll - Avanquest Software Online update system (Online update system)
  • BVRPNDIS.dll - BVRPNDIS Rawether for Windows (WinDis 32 API & Platform Compatibility DLL)
  • Toaster.exe - Toaster Module (Avanquest Toaster Driver)
  • WinInetErrors.dll - WinInetErrors
  • Toaster.dll - Toaster
  • CheckSumTool.dll (by BVRP Software) - BVRP Software LiveUpdate (CheckSumTool)
  • NGServIf.dll (by NETGEAR Inc) - NETGEAR Server Interface (Online update checker)
  • WUNPACLN.dll (by BVRP Software) - Winfax Plus 95 (Archive)
  • bvrpctln.dll - PhoneTools (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • APConfig.dll
  • Dbs.exe
  • LANUpdate.exe
  • LANUpdateRes.dll
  • MDM_Util.exe
  • MDMCtrl.dll
  • MDMDsply.dll
  • MDMLog.dll
  • MdmNdis.dll
  • MDMSetup.dll
  • MdmVers.dll
  • NetworkMedic.dll
  • NetworkTools.dll
  • NGUpdate.dll
  • OnStart.dll
  • Product.dll
  • wirelesscfg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LANUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LanUpdate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Netgear Update Assistant\LanUpdate.exe".

How do I remove Netgear Update Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Netgear Update Assistant from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Netgear Update Assistant 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Netgear Update Assistant, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Netgear Update Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win XP 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 38.89%
Windows Vista 38.89%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 10 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 29.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.53%
Windows Vista Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.48%
  Austria 7.41%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Germany 3.70%
  Canada 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Sony 21.43%
Gateway 7.14%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW170J 7.14%
Sony VGN-AR730E 7.14%
Sony VGC-JS110J 7.14%
HP-Pavilion KQ495AA-ABA a... 7.14%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 7.14%
Gateway P-6831FX 7.14%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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