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Quest Updater


Quest Updater is a software program developed by Quest Software. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 744 KB (761,856 bytes). The installed file updater.dll 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. 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 41% of users of Quest Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\quest software\quest updater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{43806A44-9F1D-445B-9EFC-649CCA02EEF2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 744 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Quest Updater

  • updater.dll (by Dell, Inc) - Updater Library (Check for product updates)
  • updater.net.dll (by Dell) - Updater Library for .NET
  • questupdateragent.exe (by Dell, Inc) - Updater Agent (Notify if updates are available)
  • questupdater.exe (by Dell) - QuestUpdater
  • questtech.dll

How do I remove Quest Updater?

You can uninstall Quest Updater 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 Quest Updater, 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 Quest Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 50%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise N 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.91%
  Egypt 9.09%
  Belgium 4.55%
  Germany 4.55%
  Spain 4.55%
  Italy 4.55%
  Brazil 2.27%
  France 2.27%
  Greece 2.27%
  Croatia 2.27%
  Iran 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Norway 2.27%
  PS 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.89%
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Lenovo 8.33%
Toshiba 5.56%
Acer 5.56%
Sony 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
NEC 2.78%
Apple 2.78%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 11.11%
Dell OptiPlex 780 5.56%
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 2.78%
Dell Vostro 3560 2.78%
Dell Vostro 2420 2.78%
Dell Precision T1700 2.78%

About Quest Software

Quest manufactures software used by IT professionals in a variety of industries and although they are best known for TOAD, used by database professionals, they offers other products that develop, manage, monitor and protect packaged and custom software applications, as well as associated software infrastructure components, such as databases, application servers, operating systems and hypervisors.
Publisher URL: www.quest.com


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