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Should I remove OpenSoftwareUpdater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,216
United States Rank #3,708
Reach 0.0498%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.86 days
231.75 days >
Average installed length: 121.77 days

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What is OpenSoftwareUpdater?

This is a software downaload manager and installer that may included various offers during installation and bundles programs including toolbars, and utilities.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 3.91 MB (4,101,098 bytes). OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in OpenSoftwareUpdater.
OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe (34ed33b78ee2bafc3b74ac20cfc8629a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.11 PUP.Optional.Bundle
Sophos 4.98 Open Software Updater
OpenSoftwareUpdater has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove OpenSoftwareUpdater.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\opensoftwareupdater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\OpenSoftwareUpdater\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by OpenSoftwareUpdater

Program executable:OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe
Name:Open Software Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\opensoftwareupdater\OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • helper.exe - Open Software Updater (Open Software Updater Uninstall Component)
  • (Malware detected) OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe
  • osu.exe - OpenSoftwareUpdater
  • uninstall.exe
  • webcompanioninstaller.exe (by Lavasoft) - Web Companion Installer
  • spyclear2.exe (by Crawler Group) - Spyware Clear (Spyware Clear Setup)
  • backsetup.exe
  • optimizerpro.exe
  • rkinstaller.exe
  • spnocrc.exe (by C) - Proto
  • VOPackage.exe
  • wajam_install.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3BE34D7-A93D-47FC-9CC3-44B77D49D12E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'OpenSoftwareUpdater' which loads as C:\Program Files\OpenSoftwareUpdater\OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019463594%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00128594%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00066042%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,326,336
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:30.48 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove OpenSoftwareUpdater?

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Or, you can uninstall OpenSoftwareUpdater 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 OpenSoftwareUpdater, 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 OpenSoftwareUpdater.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.62%
Windows 10 40.12%
Windows Vista 7.07%
Windows XP 1.98%
Windows 8.1 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.78%
Windows 8.1 25.47%
Windows 8 7.65%
Windows 7 Professional 5.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.61%
  United Kingdom 0.84%
  Saudi Arabia 0.12%
  South Africa 0.06%
  Korea 0.06%
  Mexico 0.06%
  Pakistan 0.06%
  PR 0.06%
  Netherlands 0.06%
  Germany 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.28%
Dell 25.77%
Toshiba 11.41%
Acer 10.77%
ASUS 4.74%
Lenovo 2.44%
Samsung 1.79%
Alienware 0.64%
Intel 0.64%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.14%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.99%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.76%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.53%


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