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Update Manager B11.1124.1

What is Update Manager?

Gigabyte Update Manager is a program designed to manage all installed Gigabyte 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.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is GBTUpd.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.86 MB (1,948,067 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Gigabyte.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\UpdManager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2913C8E7-612B-47DA-B18D-A23E1A1B16E3}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Update Manager B11.1124.1

Program executable:GBTUpd.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\UpdManager\GBTUpd.exe
Additional files:
  • RunUpd.exe
  • UnInstGBTUpd.exe - Uninstall file
  • GBTUpd.exe - GBTUpd
  • PreRun.exe (by PreRun) - PreRun
  • SetKey.exe
  • UpdSettingDlg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PreRun.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GBTUpd' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\GBTUpd\PreRun.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • PreRun.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GBTUpd' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\UpdManager\PreRun.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GBTUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\EasySaver\GBTUpd.exe'.
  • RunUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\UpdManager\RunUpd.exe'.

How do I remove Update Manager?

You can uninstall 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 Update Manager B11.1124.1, 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 Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.29%
Windows 10 7.14%
Windows XP 2.38%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.14%
Windows 7 Professional 15.48%
Windows 10 Pro 2.38%
Windows 8 Pro 2.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.42%
  Germany 14.58%
  United Kingdom 7.29%
  Australia 6.25%
  France 3.13%
  Romania 3.13%
  Russia 2.08%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Philippines 2.08%
  Iran 2.08%
  Canada 2.08%
  Poland 2.08%
  Italy 2.08%
  Hungary 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 14.93%
ASUS 7.46%
Hewlett-Packard 7.46%
Lenovo 1.49%
Dell 1.49%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 10.45%
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 7.46%
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 5.97%
Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 5.97%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 5.97%
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 2.99%


Gigabyte is a manufacturer of computer hardware products known for its motherboards whose customers include custom PC manufacturers such as Alienware as well as some larger OEMs.
Publisher URL: www.gigabyte.com


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