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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,606
United States Rank #17,864
Reach 0.0251%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 74.50 days
721.63 days >
Average installed length: 379.16 days


3.0 100.00%

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Smart Driver Updater v3.0

What is Smart Driver Updater?  (from Avanquest Software)

With just one click Smart Driver Updater will search your entire computer and any associated hardware devices and recommend suitable driver updates. The programs extensive driver database contains thousands of product drivers which are constantly updated ensuring users only download the most up to date drivers. Product...  Read more


Smart Driver Updater v3.0 is a program developed by Avanquest Software. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is SmartDriverUpdater.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 18.98 MB (19,902,247 bytes). SmartDriverUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 24% of users of Smart Driver Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart Driver Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Smart Driver Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 18.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Driver Updater v3.0

Program executable:SmartDriverUpdater.exe
Name:Smart Driver Updater
Update your drivers now!
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart Driver Updater\SmartDriverUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • SDUTray.exe - Smart Driver Updater Device Detector
  • SDUUninstaller.exe - Smart Driver Updater Uninstaller (Smart Dtiver Updater Uninstaller)
  • SDUSchedule.exe - Smart Driver Updater Schedule
  • SDUStartScan.exe - Smart Driver Updater Launcher
  • Startw3i.exe
  • SDULauncher.exe - Smart Driver Updater
  • SmartDriverUpdater.exe - Update your drivers now!
  • SDUSmartScan.exe - Smart Scan
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SDUTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Smart Driver Updater Schedule.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SDULauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Smart Driver Updater' and executes as C:\Program Files\Smart Driver Updater\SDULauncher.exe.

How do I remove Smart Driver Updater?

You can uninstall Smart Driver 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 Smart Driver Updater v3.0, 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 Smart Driver Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.98%
Windows 10 13.10%
Windows Vista 7.86%
Windows XP 7.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.17%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.25%
Windows 8.1 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.15%
  Belgium 4.72%
  Netherlands 4.72%
  Sweden 4.72%
  Germany 4.34%
  France 4.34%
  Italy 4.15%
  Canada 2.45%
  United Kingdom 2.26%
  India 2.26%
  Saudi Arabia 2.26%
  Australia 1.70%
  Thailand 1.70%
  Indonesia 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.22%
Acer 20.57%
Dell 14.87%
ASUS 11.08%
Toshiba 8.86%
Samsung 5.38%
Lenovo 4.43%
MSI 1.58%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Intel 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.44%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.44%
ASUSTeK K54C 1.83%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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