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Should I remove PerfectUpdater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,924
United States Rank #12,177
Reach 0.0152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.79 days
672.39 days >
Average installed length: 353.29 days


2.0.651.16665 8.87%
2.0.651.14630 81.57%
2.0.651.11897 3.75%
2.0.648.10915 5.80%


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What is PerfectUpdater?

PerfectUpdater is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


The most used version is 2.0.651.14630, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 perfectupdater.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 13.31 MB (13,960,665 bytes). gbducheckupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: links.raxco.com/go.rax?id=PU2_HELP
Help link: links.raxco.com/go.rax?id=PU2_Support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectUpdater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectUpdater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PerfectUpdater

Program executable:perfectupdater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\raxco\perfectupdater\perfectupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • AsInvoker.exe - PerfectUpdater (PerfectUpdater - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • Downloader.dll
  • gbdu.exe
  • gbducheckupdate.exe - PerfectUpdater - Checking for Updates
  • gbduhelper.dll
  • gbdukillprocesses.exe - PerfectUpdater - Install Helper
  • gbdunewscheduler.exe - PerfectUpdater - Scheduler
  • gbdusys.dll
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • pubeforeuninstall.exe - PerfectUpdater - Uninstall Helper
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • perfectupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PerfectUpdater' (runs weekly on Sundays at 9:00 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • perfectupdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PerfectUpdaterRunAtStartup.
  • gbdu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PerfectUpdaterRunAtStartup.

How do I remove PerfectUpdater?

Quickly and completely remove PerfectUpdater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PerfectUpdater 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 PerfectUpdater, 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 PerfectUpdater.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.88%
Windows 10 32.31%
Windows XP 3.74%
Windows Vista 3.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.87%
Windows 7 Professional 16.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.43%
Windows 10 Pro 8.25%
Windows 8.1 6.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.14%
  United Kingdom 6.82%
  Sweden 6.57%
  Canada 3.79%
  Australia 2.27%
  Norway 2.02%
  Germany 1.26%
  Mexico 1.01%
  Netherlands 1.01%
  DK 1.01%
  Malaysia 1.01%
  Brazil 0.76%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Switzerland 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.50%
Hewlett-Packard 17.02%
Acer 15.60%
Toshiba 5.67%
Intel 4.96%
Lenovo 4.96%
ASUS 4.96%
American Megatrends 1.42%
Sony 0.71%
Medion 0.71%
Samsung 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.96%
Acer Aspire 7750G 3.31%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.48%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.48%
Dell XPS 8300 2.48%


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