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What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,836
United States Rank #9,328
Reach 0.0215%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.39 days
335.93 days >
Average installed length: 176.50 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Software Update

What is Software Update?

Glarysoft Software Update is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is softwareupdate.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 6.83 MB (7,157,321 bytes). SoftwareUpdate.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.glarysoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\glarysoft\software update
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Glarysoft\Software Update\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 6.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Update

Program executable:softwareupdate.exe
Name:Software Update
Path:C:\Program Files\glarysoft\software update\softwareupdate.exe
Additional files:
  • languages.dll
  • machinecode.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Software Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\Glarysoft\Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe SoftwareUpdate.

How do I remove Software Update?

You can uninstall Software 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 Software Update, 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 Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.45%
Windows 10 22.99%
Windows Vista 8.29%
Windows XP 4.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.75%
Windows 8.1 10.55%
Windows 7 Professional 10.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.88%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  Germany 2.95%
  Canada 2.25%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  France 1.04%
  Australia 1.04%
  Italy 1.04%
  Spain 0.87%
  India 0.69%
  Iran 0.69%
  DK 0.69%
  Poland 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.22%
Dell 24.43%
Acer 11.40%
Toshiba 7.82%
ASUS 7.82%
Medion 2.93%
Intel 1.95%
Samsung 1.30%
MSI 0.65%
American Megatrends 0.65%
Lenovo 0.65%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 3.29%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.29%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.97%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.97%

About (from Glarysoft Ltd)

Glarysoft Ltd is a professional software developing company aiming multimedia,system and network applications.
Publisher URL: www.glarysoft.com


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