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Should I remove Software Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,895
United States Rank #4,095
Reach 0.0515%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 118.64 days
563.31 days >
Average installed length: 295.98 days


1.8.3 100.00%

Software Updater version 1.8.3

What is Software Updater?

This program will download and install additional adware or other unwanted software using the Air Installer, an ad-supported download manager.

About  (from Air Software)

updaterspro.com is distributing Software Updater. Air Installer is an install manager that will manage the installation of the selected software. In addition to managing the installation of your selected software, this install manager will make recommendations for additional free software that you may be interested in....  Read more


Software Updater version 1.8.3 is a program developed by Air Software. 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 SoftwareUpdater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 4.29 MB (4,496,158 bytes). SoftwareUpdater.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 94% of users of Software Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Software Updater.
SoftwareUpdater.exe (206c021869f91a00aea0b2a548e29f24) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Installer-L [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Win32/DH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1128
VIPRE Antivirus 24398 AirInstaller (fs)
Software Updater has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: software-updater.com/terms
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Software Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Software Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Updater version 1.8.3

Program executable:SoftwareUpdater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Software Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Software Updater\SoftwareUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SoftwareUpdater.exe - Software Updater
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • setup.exe - Software Updater Setup
  • Uninstall.exe - Sofwtare Updater Uninstall (Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FF2EF58-A4E3-4F61-9153-DC50B863C457}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • SoftwareUpdater.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #5' which loads as C:\Program Files\Software Updater\SoftwareUpdater.exe /RestartByRestartManageC:B67C7295-9801-4137-858C-EF4D057658F5 /RestartByRestartManageC:6D513D5E-763F-4521-8F27-1E898A25ADEF /RestartByRestartManag.

How do I remove Software Updater?

You can uninstall Software 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 Software Updater version 1.8.3, 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 Updater.
  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) 52%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.84%
Windows 10 34.25%
Windows Vista 8.56%
Windows XP 3.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.57%
Windows 8.1 17.92%
Windows 8 12.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.13%
Windows 7 Professional 5.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.71%
  Canada 3.14%
  United Kingdom 1.38%
  Australia 0.46%
  Iran 0.26%
  Germany 0.20%
  Brazil 0.13%
  France 0.13%
  MA 0.13%
  BD 0.07%
  Switzerland 0.07%
  Indonesia 0.07%
  Ireland 0.07%
  Italy 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.87%
Dell 23.04%
Toshiba 13.90%
Acer 11.84%
ASUS 5.02%
Lenovo 2.19%
Samsung 2.06%
American Megatrends 0.77%
Intel 0.77%
Alienware 0.64%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 8.20%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.22%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.58%


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