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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,394
United States Rank #1,394
Reach 0.4905%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.65 days
432.29 days >
Average installed length: 227.13 days


VersionDistribution 47.20% 33.52% 14.12% 5.16%

Splashtop Software Updater

What is Splashtop Software Updater?

Splashtop is a remote desktop software solution that allows users to connect to and control their computer from a mobile computing device, such as an iPad, iPhone, webOS, or Android device. The company has evolved from a developer of an embedded "instant-on" commercial Linux distribution (built into the motherboard of PC vendors and other device manufacturers) into a software developer of remote-control and streaming technology. Both Splashtop Remote and Splashtop OS are explained in this article. Splashtop Remote allows a user to remotely connect to a main computer from another computer or mobile device to access content or run applications. Splashtop Remote Desktop is based on technology that "encodes" the screen pixels of a main computer, transmits them via the Internet, Wi-Fi, or other network protocol to a client device, where it "decodes" the transmitted data and displays it on the screen of a client device.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is ssuagent.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 8.83 MB (9,258,207 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.splashtop.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Splashtop\Splashtop Software Updater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Splashtop\Splashtop Software Updater\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 8.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Splashtop Software Updater

Program executable:ssuagent.exe
Splashtop Software Updater Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\splashtop\splashtop software updater\ssuagent.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Splashtop Software Updater (Splashtop software updater enables updates and enhancements to the SmartView browser extension.)
  • SetupUtil.exe - Splashtop® Streamer (Splashtop® Streamer Setup Utility)
  • SSUService.exe - SSUService (Splashtop Software Updater Service)
  • DefaultUI.dll - DefaultUI
  • SSUClient.dll - SSUClient
  • WCXInst.exe - WCXInst (Splashtop Software Updater Package Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SSUService.exe runs as a service named 'Splashtop Software Updater Service' (SSUService) "Splashtop software updater enables updates and enhancements to the SmartView browser extension.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001080686%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007283%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003524%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Splashtop Software Updater?

You can uninstall Splashtop 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 Splashtop Software Updater, 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 Splashtop Software Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.48%
Windows 10 41.32%
Windows Vista 2.50%
Windows XP 1.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 11.47%
Windows 8.1 9.44%
Windows 10 Home 6.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.92%
  Canada 5.58%
  Australia 4.93%
  United Kingdom 4.63%
  Germany 2.92%
  Italy 2.23%
  France 2.22%
  Taiwan 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  Japan 1.72%
  India 1.03%
  New Zealand 0.91%
  Brazil 0.90%
  Sweden 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 21.56%
Hewlett-Packard 20.09%
Dell 18.79%
Acer 12.80%
ASUS 10.68%
Lenovo 4.36%
Samsung 2.61%
Intel 1.73%
MSI 0.84%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L850 6.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 6.56%
ASUS All Series 5.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 3.44%

About Splashtop

Splashtop's product Splashtop OS, is an ‘instant-on’ computing platform designed for fast, efficient computing.
Publisher URL: www.splashtop.com

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Vmac39over a year ago
Excellent desktop remote. Works well with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.