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Should I remove Roxio Update Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,116
United States Rank #1,276
Reach 0.3049%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.86 days
615.36 days >
Average installed length: 323.32 days


6.0.0 46.95%
3.0.0 53.05%

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Roxio Update Manager

What is Roxio Update Manager?

Roxio Update Manager is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.

About  (from Roxio)

Roxio Update Manager checks for updates for your Roxio software. Because Update Manager automatically check for updates, you are always running the latest version.


The most common release is 3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named stax.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,225,216 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Roxio Update Manager is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Dell computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.roxio.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Roxio\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{30465B6C-B53F-49A1-9EBA-A3F187AD502E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Roxio Update Manager

Program executable:stax.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Roxio\stax.exe
Additional files:
  • dwmemman.dll
  • dwwin.dll
  • mvmcc.dll
  • stax.dll

How do I remove Roxio Update Manager?

You can uninstall Roxio Update Manager 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 Roxio Update Manager, 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 Roxio Update Manager.

Win Vista (SP2) 48%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 54.01%
Windows 7 27.83%
Windows XP 10.86%
Windows 10 7.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 35.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.40%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.64%
Windows 7 Professional 5.84%
Windows Vista Business 5.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.13%
  United Kingdom 5.01%
  Canada 3.51%
  Germany 2.67%
  France 2.05%
  Italy 1.14%
  Australia 1.07%
  Netherlands 0.92%
  Japan 0.84%
  Spain 0.77%
  Belgium 0.70%
  Mexico 0.57%
  Ireland 0.45%
  Brazil 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 80.58%
Hewlett-Packard 10.78%
Acer 2.64%
Toshiba 1.49%
ASUS 1.01%
Intel 0.69%
American Megatrends 0.48%
Packard Bell 0.44%
Lenovo 0.28%
Medion 0.22%
Sahara 0.22%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 9.69%
Dell Inspiron 531 6.65%
Dell Dimension E521 4.82%
Dell Dell DXP061 4.61%
Dell Vostro 200 3.95%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.68%

About Roxio

Roxio, now Sonic Solutions, is a software developer specializing in consumer digital media products whose product line includes programs for the creation of digital media projects, media conversion software, and content distribution systems.
Publisher URL: www.roxio.com


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