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6% remove it94% keep it
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Samsung Update Plus

What is Samsung Update Plus?

Samsung Update Plus 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.

About  (from Samsung Electronics)

Samsung Update Plus searches for and checks the drivers and software provided by your Samsung computer and allows you to update them if there are updates available.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named SPICRegister.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 15.44 MB (16,194,852 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Samsung.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Update Plus\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A5F483F0-2D79-4FCA-AE09-D0D96E23EBF7}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 15.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung Update Plus

Program executable:SPICRegister.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Update Plus\SPICRegister.exe
Additional files:
  • SLUResource.DLL - Samsung Electronics SLUResource (SLUResource)
  • kmdfmemio.sys - SAMSUNG Kernel Mode Driver (Non PnP Driver)
  • SLUClientApp.exe - Samsung Update Plus (SLUClientApp)
  • SUPBackground.exe - Samsung Update Plus Background
  • SupClientApp.exe - Samsung Update Plus Client
  • SUPHelp.exe - Samsung Update Plus Help
  • SUPWebService.exe - Samsung Update Plus WebService
  • KStartMem.exe - KSTARTMEM (KMDFMEMIO Setup Application)
  • SLUCoreEngineSupportModule.dll - SLUCoreEngineSupportModule Module
  • SLUNetworkSupportModule.dll - SLUNetworkSupportModule Module
  • SLUCoreEngineModule.dll - SLUCoreEngineModule Module
  • SLUSelfUpdateModule.dll - SLUSelfUpdateModule Module
  • ChkSec.dll
  • SLUBackgroundService.exe
  • SLUSelfUpdateClient.exe
  • SLUTrayNotifier.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • SUPHelp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{29A5108A-C5C2-46C9-9793-AC584E64DA2A}' (runs on registration).
  • SupClientApp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{58D55D0A-0739-44E4-ABD0-E4B2314B6DA5}' (runs on registration).
  • SUPBackground.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SUPBackground'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SUPBackground.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SUPBackground.
  • SLUBackgroundService.exe runs as a service named 'Samsung Update Plus' (Samsung Update Plus).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SUPBackground.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SUPBackground' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Update Plus\SUPBackground.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SUPBackground.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Update Plus\SUPBackground.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0033141073%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00242921%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00088489%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:337,245
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35.47 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Samsung Update Plus?

You can uninstall Samsung Update Plus 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 Samsung Update Plus, 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 Samsung Update Plus.

Win Vista (SP2) 60%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 72.88%
Windows XP 21.07%
Windows 7 5.35%
Windows 10 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.82%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.98%
Windows Vista Business 1.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.33% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 37.33%
  United Kingdom 14.24%
  France 12.15%
  Italy 8.51%
  United States 6.60%
  Spain 4.86%
  Poland 3.13%
  Russia 2.60%
  Korea 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  UA 0.69%
  Finland 0.69%
  Belgium 0.52%
  Australia 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 93.41%
Sahara 5.37%
American Megatrends 0.35%
Hewlett-Packard 0.35%
ASUS 0.17%
Dell 0.17%
Intel 0.17%
Common models
Samsung R510/P510 19.31%
Samsung R59P/R60P/R61P 15.88%
Samsung R520/R522/R620 ... 8.30%
Samsung NC10 7.76%
Samsung R610 5.78%
Samsung R710 4.87%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com


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