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Should I remove Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,594
United States Rank #23,388
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.67 days
389.84 days >
Average installed length: 204.83 days


2.8.42598.0 3.57%
2.8.26503.0 48.81%
2.8.23209.0 15.48%
2.8.19416.0 15.48%
2.8.15908.0 5.95%
2.7.62710.0 2.38%
2.7.62305.0 1.19%
2.7.55033.0 1.19%
2.6.49686.0 3.57%
2.4.47230.0 2.38%

Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86


Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86 is a program developed by Plantronics. The most used version is 2.8.26503.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 12.68 MB (13,291,520 bytes). updaterengine.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 67% of users of Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.plantronics.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plantronics\myheadsetupdater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{23ECA59B-EBD2-4BE5-9BBC-D3659AABFCAE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86

  • updaterengine.dll - Bluetooth Device Firmware Upgrade Wizard
  • updaterresourcestrings.dll - Plantronics MyHeadset Upgrader (DFUEngine English US language dll)
  • myheadsetupdater.exe - MyHeadset Updater (Plantronics MyHeadset Updater)
  • updateragent.dll
  • ionic.zip.reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • pttransport.dll (by CSR Ltd) - CSR pttransport (Production test transport.)
  • pshelp.dll (by CSR) - CSR pshelp (pshelp)
  • spilpt.dll (by CSR Ltd) - CSR spilpt (spilpt)
  • flash.dll - CSR flash (Provides API for reading/writing UniFi flash devices.)
  • testengine.dll (by CSR) - Test Engine

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • myheadsetupdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{33D69F8F-B903-4363-96B8-6135A4F89B94}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • myheadsetupdater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Plantronics MyHeadset Updater' which loads as C:\Program Files\Plantronics\MyHeadsetUpdater\MyHeadsetUpdater.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000474808%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002192%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002556%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,425
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:10 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86?

You can uninstall Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86 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 Plantronics MyHeadset Updater (x86), 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 Plantronics MyHeadset Updater x86.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.76%
Windows XP 20.24%
Windows Vista 17.86%
Windows 10 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 19.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.07%
Windows 7 Professional 16.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Germany 6.14%
  Sweden 4.39%
  United Kingdom 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  Finland 1.75%
  Hong Kong 1.75%
  India 1.75%
  Korea 1.75%
  DK 1.75%
  Taiwan 1.75%
  Singapore 0.88%
  China 0.88%
  France 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.24%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Lenovo 12.12%
Acer 9.09%
Toshiba 7.58%
Intel 4.55%
Samsung 3.03%
ASUS 3.03%
NEC 1.52%
Sony 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.94%
MSI MS-7597 1.47%
MSI MS-7592 1.47%
LENOVO Lenovo H310 10041 1.47%

About Plantronics

Plantronics is an electronics company that developes audio communications equipment for business and consumers and its products support unified communications, mobile use, gaming and music.
Publisher URL: www.plantronics.com


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