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Should I remove Sage Advisor Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,393
United States Rank #22,688
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.59 days
165.02 days >
Average installed length: 86.71 days


VersionDistribution 12.50% 71.25% 3.75% 10.00% 1.25% 1.25%

Other programs by Sage Software

Sage Advisor Update

What is Sage Advisor Update?  (from Sage Software)

The Sage Advisor Update tool (formerly Sage Auto Update) enables users to keep their Sage products up to date with the latest releases and updates. Sage Advisor Update recognizes the Sage products you have locally installed and lists the updates available for those products. If you have a current Sage Business Care Pla...  Read more


Sage Advisor Update is a software program developed by Sage Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 32.08 MB (33,642,193 bytes). 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 70% of users of Sage Advisor Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SageSoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sage\Advisor\Update\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{199652F5-52F7-48FD-9C00-5625AF9DAA73}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sage Advisor Update

  • Sage.NA.AT_AU.PluginPreviewer.exe - Sage.NA.AU_AT.PluginPreviewer
  • Sage.NA.AT_AU.Util.Resources.dll - Sage.NA.AT_AU.Util.Resources
  • Sage.NA.AT_AU.Service.exe - Sage.NA.AT_AU.Service
  • BouncyCastle.Crypto.dll (by The Legion of the Bouncy Castle) - Bouncy Castle Cryptography API
  • Sage.Ssdp.Security.Client.dll (by Sage) - Sage.Ssdp.Security.Client
  • WPFLocalizeExtension.dll (by Root-Project) - WPFLocalizeExtension
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.0.2000 (NLog for .NET Framework 4)
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll - #ZipLibrary (ICSharpCode.SharpZipLibrary)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Sage.NA.AT_AU.Service.exe runs as a service named 'Sage Advisor Update' (Sage.NA.AT_AU.Service) "Allows automating scheduling of download and installation of Sage products configured for this service.".

How do I remove Sage Advisor Update?

You can uninstall Sage Advisor Update 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 Sage Advisor Update, 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 Sage Advisor Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.00%
Windows 10 27.50%
Windows Vista 1.25%
Windows XP 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.25%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.43%
  Canada 7.83%
  Saudi Arabia 5.22%
  South Africa 2.61%
  Hong Kong 1.74%
  Singapore 1.74%
  UG 0.87%
  TZ 0.87%
  KH 0.87%
  Qatar 0.87%
  India 0.87%
  Sri Lanka 0.87%
  GH 0.87%
  NA 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 47.14%
Hewlett-Packard 22.86%
Lenovo 8.57%
Intel 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
Acer 5.71%
ASUS 1.43%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 4.11%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 4.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-A6... 2.74%
MSI MS-7636 2.74%
Dell Latitude E5520 2.74%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.74%

About (from Sage Software, Inc.)

Sage is a world-leading supplier of accounting and business management software to start-up, small, and midsized businesses.
Publisher URL: na.sage.com

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Guest65over a year ago
This SAU fails to install on Win XP PRO SP3 workstations and thus prevent Sage 300 ERP to install successfyllu. The message it returns is : "Sage 300 ERP Workstation 2012 setup; Failed to read SAU Plugin Folder in the registry." How is this problem resolved.