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Sansa Updater

What is Sansa Updater?

Sansa 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 an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


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 installer includes 12 files and is usually about 535.31 KB (548,160 bytes). sansaupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SanDisk.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sansa Updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E2D7E05E-C8C7-45F4-8D89-D6696075E0B7}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 535.31 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Sansa Updater

  • sansaupdater.exe - Sansa Updater (Universal firmware updater for Sandisk Sansa MP3 players)
  • common.dll
  • english.dll
  • japanese.dll
  • french.dll
  • german.dll
  • italian.dll
  • spanish.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • SansaSvr.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SansaSvr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F91BF4A3-6ACC-464D-8283-5225079288B8}' (runs on registration).
  • SansaSvr.exe runs as a service named 'Sansa Updater Service' (SansaService).

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 XP 36%
Win Vista 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 41.67%
Windows 7 25.00%
Windows Vista 19.44%
Windows 10 13.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 5.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.71%
Windows 10 Home 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.00%
  Canada 12.00%
  Germany 6.00%
  France 4.00%
  Israel 4.00%
  Sweden 4.00%
  United Kingdom 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Toshiba 12.12%
Intel 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Sony 3.03%
Packard Bell 3.03%
Gateway 3.03%
ASUS 3.03%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite A135 3.23%
Sony VGN-SZ230P 3.23%


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