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Should I remove Sonic Update Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,517
United States Rank #3,805
Reach 0.0878%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.13 days
859.24 days >
Average installed length: 451.47 days


3.0.0 53.99%
2.80 8.21%
2.9 37.80%

Typically installed together

Sonic Update Manager

What is Sonic Update Manager?

Sonic Update Manager is a program designed to manage all installed Sonic programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


The most common release is 3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named dmdimpls.dll. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,061,888 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonic.com?lang=ENU
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\sonic\update manager\dimpls
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{30465B6C-B53F-49A1-9EBA-A3F187AD502E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sonic Update Manager

Program module:dmdimpls.dll
Name:Sonic dmdimpls
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\sonic\update manager\dimpls\dmdimpls.dll

How do I remove Sonic Update Manager?

You can uninstall Sonic Update Manager 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 Sonic Update Manager, 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 Sonic Update Manager.

Win XP 75%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 78.73%
Windows 7 14.39%
Windows Vista 3.76%
Windows 10 3.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 79.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.47%
Windows 7 Professional 3.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.47%
Windows 10 Home 0.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.96%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Canada 3.37%
  France 3.29%
  Germany 2.82%
  Italy 2.26%
  Australia 1.67%
  Japan 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.03%
  Sweden 0.94%
  Belgium 0.73%
  Spain 0.73%
  Israel 0.73%
  Mexico 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 53.60%
Hewlett-Packard 22.72%
Sahara 8.16%
American Megatrends 5.15%
Intel 3.09%
Lenovo 2.79%
Acer 1.40%
ASUS 1.10%
Toshiba 0.59%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 6.08%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 5.15%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 4.99%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 4.68%
Dell Dell DM051 4.52%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 4.21%

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions (aquired by Rovi Corporation) is a digital media software provider that developed applicationsfor digital entertainment.


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