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Should I remove Software Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #36,154
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.63 days
77.57 days >
Average installed length: 40.76 days


1.9.5 100.00%

Software Updater version 1.9.5

What is Software Updater?

The is part of a download manager software bundle that distributes potentially unwanted software offers. From the privacy policy: " Air Software may provide its users with the opportunity to receive special offers, products and/or services from third parties. Where you indicate the desire to receive certain offers, products or services from a third party during the applicable information collection process, your personally identifiable information that was provided during that Air Software information collection process will be shared with the applicable third party so that such third party may provide their products and/or services to you so that you do not have to complete another information collection form to purchase or receive that product or service."

About  (from Air Software)

You agree that Air Software may collect and use information transmitted by you through the Software and/or gathered in any manner as part of the services provided to you, if any. Air Software will not collect any personally identifiable information from your computer location or workstation during this process. Air Sof...  Read more
  • 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 Updater.
SoftwareUpdater.exe (06d3b9bf3fcff8d6e6cdff94ac8eaa4f) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.AirAd
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Adware-BZI [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic
AVware Adware.SoftwareUpdater
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.AirAdInstaller.aaBA
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.8485
ESET-NOD32 8.10721 a variant of Win32/AirAdInstaller.B
McAfee 5600.6940 Artemis!06D3B9BF3FCF
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 Artemis
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HG
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 Adware.SoftwareUpdater
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0820
VIPRE Antivirus 34772 Adware.SoftwareUpdater
       View all 13 all detections
Software Updater 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

URL: software-updater.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Software Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Software Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Updater version 1.9.5

Program executable:Uninstall.exe
Name:Sofwtare Updater Uninstall
Path:C:\Program Files\Software Updater\Uninstall.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SoftwareUpdater.exe - Software Updater
  • cpprest120_xp_1_4.dll
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • DriversHQ.SDK.REST.Win32.dll
  • msvcp120.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll (by Microsoft)
  • setup.exe - Software Updater Setup
  • suscan.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Uninstall.exe - Sofwtare Updater Uninstall (Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 1.9.5, 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) 43%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 39.29%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.61%
  Brazil 9.76%
  Canada 4.88%
  Australia 2.44%
  Egypt 2.44%
  India 2.44%
  South Africa 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 16.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Dell 12.00%
Lenovo 12.00%
Samsung 12.00%
Acer 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.70%
Sony SVF14A15CXB 3.70%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 3.70%


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