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What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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United States Rank #5,566
Reach 0.0346%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.92 days
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Average installed length: 277.83 days

Sansa Updater

What is Sansa Updater?

Sansa Updater is a program designed to manage all installed Sansa programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


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 SansaUpdater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 948 KB (970,752 bytes). The installed file SansaUpdaterInstall.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

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\sandisk\sansa updater
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaUpdaterInstall.exe -U
Estimated size: 948 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Sansa Updater

Program executable:SansaUpdater.exe
Name:Sansa Updater
Universal firmware updater for Sandisk Sansa MP3 players
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\sandisk\sansa updater\SansaUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • SansaUpdaterInstall.exe - Sansa Updater Installer (Installer for Sansa firmware updater)
  • SansaUpdater.exe - Sansa Updater (Universal firmware updater for Sandisk Sansa MP3 players)
  • Sansa Media Converter.EXE (by InterVideo) - Sansa Media Convert

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SansaUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5CBEEBD6-BD92-4DCF-B9D4-2D1E017B36E6}' (runs on registration).
  • Sansa Media Converter.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{BFC2C455-349B-4541-B46C-4C441445166B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Sansa Updater?

You can uninstall Sansa 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 Sansa 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 Sansa Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.88%
Windows Vista 23.64%
Windows XP 12.63%
Windows 10 4.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.69%
Windows 7 Professional 8.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.10%
Windows 10 Home 2.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.38%
  Canada 2.72%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Germany 2.25%
  Israel 1.78%
  France 0.75%
  Belgium 0.47%
  Australia 0.47%
  Switzerland 0.38%
  Sweden 0.38%
  Netherlands 0.28%
  Norway 0.19%
  Singapore 0.09%
  Thailand 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.83%
Dell 34.61%
Toshiba 11.24%
Acer 8.54%
Intel 3.15%
American Megatrends 2.25%
Medion 0.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.63%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.56%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.20%
Dell Inspiron 531 2.49%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 2.49%


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