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Should I remove Shaw Internet Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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Shaw Internet Update 3.3.1


Shaw Internet Update 3.3.1 is a software program developed by Shaw Cable. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.18 MB (2,285,015 bytes). The installed file shawupdate.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 83% of users of Shaw Internet Update come from Canada, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shaw.ca/en-ca
Help link: www.shaw.ca/en-ca/CustomerCare/InternetSupport/InstallShawUpdate.htm
Installation folder: C:\Progra~1\Shaw\Update\
Uninstaller: "C:\Progra~1\Shaw\Update\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shaw Internet Update 3.3.1

  • siuloader.exe - siuloader
  • shawupdate.exe (by SHAW) - Update
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • siuloader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'shawnotify' which loads as C:\progra~1\shaw\update\siuloader.exe /notify.

How do I remove Shaw Internet Update?

You can uninstall Shaw Internet Update 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 Shaw Internet Update 3.3.1, 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 Shaw Internet Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 10 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.12%
Windows XP 15.12%
Windows Vista 12.79%
Windows 10 6.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.63%
Windows 7 Professional 5.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.49%
Windows 10 Home 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.16% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 83.16%
  United States 16.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.48%
Acer 31.48%
Dell 20.37%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Toshiba 3.70%
Gateway 1.85%
ASUS 1.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.41%
Acer Aspire X3810 2.94%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.94%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1019 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite A350D 1.47%


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