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Should I remove SamsungFirmwareUpdater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,376
United States Rank #13,970
Reach 0.0259%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.99 days
383.11 days >
Average installed length: 201.29 days


1.00.0000 100.00%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Samsung Electronics


What is SamsungFirmwareUpdater?

Samsung Firmware Updater 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 new firmware, it will download and install the new update.

About  (from Samsung Electronics)

Firmware LiveUpdate is a program that automatically upgrades the latest firmware version through the Internet.
Samsung electronic has developed an automatic firmware upgrade program, the first of its kind in the world.
This service has been provided for all ODD (CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, COMBO, RAM, SLIM, and etc...  Read more


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 primary executable is named FirmwareUpdater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 36.06 MB (37,813,248 bytes). The installed file FirmwareUpdater.exe 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Samsung.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SamsungFirmwareUpdater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{360AC456-30DD-40AF-B206-01424888587B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 36.06 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SamsungFirmwareUpdater

Program executable:FirmwareUpdater.exe
Samsung Firmware Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\SamsungFirmwareUpdater\FirmwareUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • FirmwareUpdater.exe - FirmwareUpdater (Samsung Firmware Updater)
  • MagicTuneCore.dll
  • DeviceController.dll
  • DeviceInterface.dll
  • DProfile.dll
  • EProfile.dll
  • FirmwareHandler.dll
  • IProfile.dll
  • VESADll.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FirmwareUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{251821B8-AC80-4A51-818F-23C1C99FECF9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SamsungFirmwareUpdater?

You can uninstall SamsungFirmwareUpdater 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 SamsungFirmwareUpdater, 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 SamsungFirmwareUpdater.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 34.31%
Windows XP 4.71%
Windows Vista 2.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.43%
Windows 7 Professional 13.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 6.47%
Windows 10 Pro 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.40%
  Brazil 15.32%
  Italy 5.59%
  Spain 3.78%
  France 3.24%
  United Kingdom 2.70%
  Mexico 2.70%
  Sweden 2.70%
  Australia 2.34%
  Canada 2.34%
  Germany 2.34%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Greece 1.80%
  Argentina 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Samsung 21.07%
Dell 17.86%
Acer 11.43%
ASUS 7.50%
Lenovo 3.57%
Intel 3.57%
Toshiba 2.86%
American Megatrends 0.71%
Common models
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 5.06%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 4.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.90%
ASUSTeK S400CA 1.90%

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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