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What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,657
United States Rank #20,577
Reach 0.0072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.56 days
134.56 days >
Average installed length: 70.70 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Update Detector

What is Update Detector?  (from Glarysoft Ltd)

Update Detector is a free application from FilePuma.com that helps you to keep the software on your computer up-to-date. It is so light and only takes seconds to run. Update Detector works by scanning your computer for installed softwares, checking the versions and then sending this information to Filepuma.com to see ...  Read more


Update Detector is a program developed by Glarysoft Ltd. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The main program executable is updatedetector.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 13.78 MB (14,451,717 bytes). CheckUpdate.dll 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 56% of users of Update Detector come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.filepuma.com/updatedetector
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\glarysoft\update detector 5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Glarysoft\Update Detector 5\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 13.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Update Detector

Program executable:updatedetector.exe
Name:Glary Utilties
Glarysoft UpdateDetector
Path:C:\Program Files\glarysoft\update detector 5\updatedetector.exe
Additional files:
  • AppMetrics.dll - Glary Utilities (Glarysoft AppMetrics Library)
  • CheckUpdate.dll - CheckUpdate Library
  • Config.dll - Config Library
  • CrashReport.dll - Glaysoft Crash Report
  • CrashReport.exe - Glarysoft Crash Report
  • GUDownloader.exe - Glary Utilities Downloader
  • languages.dll - Language Library
  • LockDll.dll - LockDll Library
  • MachineCode.dll - MachineCode Library
  • ObjectAdmin.dll - ObjectAdmin Library
  • ShortcutFixer.dll - Shortcut Library
  • uninst.exe
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • mfc90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc90u.dll
  • msvcm90.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • UpdateDetector.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named UpdateDetector.

How do I remove Update Detector?

You can uninstall Update Detector 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 Update Detector, 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 Update Detector.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.97%
Windows 10 28.17%
Windows Vista 5.63%
Windows XP 4.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.57%
Windows 8.1 16.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.40%
  Germany 5.23%
  France 5.23%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  Canada 3.49%
  Italy 2.91%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  Australia 1.74%
  Belgium 1.74%
  India 1.16%
  New Zealand 1.16%
  Argentina 0.58%
  BD 0.58%
  Czech Republic 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.79%
Acer 25.53%
Dell 19.15%
ASUS 12.77%
Toshiba 6.38%
Common models
Gateway NE510 2.83%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.89%
Dell XPS 8300 1.89%
Dell Vostro 420 Series 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.89%

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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