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Should I remove Sansa Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,851
United States Rank #1,557
Reach 0.2129%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.85 days
585.52 days >
Average installed length: 307.65 days


1.500 0.32%
1.407 11.44%
1.406 28.47%
1.313 30.88%
1.304 11.56%
1.301 12.17%

Sansa Updater

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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.


The most common release is 1.313, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 1.06 MB (1,115,016 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:\users\user\appdata\roaming\sandisk\sansa updater
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaUpdaterInstall.exe -U
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SansaUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5CBEEBD6-BD92-4DCF-B9D4-2D1E017B36E6}' (runs on registration).
  • SansaUpdaterInstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9600C642-58F4-49BA-A9AF-A6588A627AE0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Sansa Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Sansa Updater from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 71%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.34%
Windows 10 18.80%
Windows Vista 4.78%
Windows XP 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.08%
Windows 7 Professional 11.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.96%
Windows 10 Home 6.64%
Windows 8.1 4.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.31%
  Germany 3.73%
  Canada 3.38%
  United Kingdom 3.31%
  Israel 1.25%
  France 0.90%
  Sweden 0.68%
  Netherlands 0.64%
  Australia 0.35%
  Poland 0.34%
  Italy 0.34%
  Austria 0.32%
  Switzerland 0.26%
  Belgium 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.99%
Dell 27.11%
Acer 13.26%
Toshiba 8.59%
ASUS 7.38%
Lenovo 1.92%
Intel 1.53%
Samsung 1.37%
Sahara 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.09%
Dell XPS 8300 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.03%


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