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Should I remove Software Management Module?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,502
United States Rank #25,290
Reach 0.0197%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.20 days
448.35 days >
Average installed length: 235.58 days


VersionDistribution 6.68% 0.51% 47.81% 3.60% 28.28% 3.08% 1.54% 5.14% 2.31% 1.03%

Software Management Module


Software Management Module is a program developed by Maxiget Limited. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is MasterUpdater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 50.75 MB (53,210,280 bytes). MasterUpdater.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 16% of users of Software Management Module come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and DZ.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Software Management Module.
MasterUpdater.exe (b5e4586dcf8c35b2cf4aa04addb2210a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira APPL/Maxiget.P
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.1751
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0122
Software Management Module has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Maxiget Ltd.
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\maxiget\master\updater
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxiget\Master\Updater\MasterUpdater.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 50.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Management Module

Program executable:MasterUpdater.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • MaxigetInstl.exe - MaxiGet Download Manager (MaxiGet Download Manager Setup)
  • MasterUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MasterUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MaxigetMasterUpdate' (runs daily at 5:46 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MasterUpdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MaxigetMasterUpdate' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxiget\Master\Updater\MasterUpdater.exe" -autorun.

How do I remove Software Management Module?

You can uninstall Software Management Module 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 Software Management Module, 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 Software Management Module.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.23%
Windows 10 37.18%
Windows XP 3.33%
Windows Vista 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 10.62%
Windows 8.1 9.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.07%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.25%
  Brazil 7.50%
  DZ 7.50%
  Egypt 4.50%
  India 3.50%
  MA 3.50%
  Saudi Arabia 3.25%
  Indonesia 2.75%
  IQ 2.50%
  Mexico 2.50%
  Australia 2.25%
  United Kingdom 2.00%
  Malaysia 1.75%
  France 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.14%
Dell 19.33%
Acer 17.47%
ASUS 11.15%
Toshiba 8.55%
Lenovo 6.69%
Samsung 5.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.67%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.67%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.67%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.00%


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