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Should I remove Updator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,010
Reach 0.0148%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.82 days
59.91 days >
Average installed length: 31.48 days


3.02.3003.0 100.00%


What is Updator?

The Packard Bell Updater program is included by default with most new Packard Bell computers. Packard Bell Updater is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. Packard Bell Update checks for installed Packard Bell OEM software included with a new PC.


The main program executable is pbupdator.exe. The setup package is about 2.58 MB (2,706,056 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\packard bell\updator
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Updator\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Updator

Program executable:pbupdator.exe
Packard Bell Updator
Path:C:\Program Files\packard bell\updator\pbupdator.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by Acer) - Packard Bell Updator

How do I remove Updator?

You can uninstall Updator 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 Updator, 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 Updator.

Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 74.40%
Windows 7 16.72%
Windows 10 5.12%
Windows XP 3.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 54.48%
Windows Vista Home Basic 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.45%
Windows 10 Home 2.76%
Windows 8 Pro 1.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.76% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 20.76%
  Germany 11.07%
  Italy 10.73%
  Sweden 10.38%
  United Kingdom 9.34%
  Spain 7.27%
  Netherlands 6.92%
  Belgium 5.88%
  United States 4.50%
  Finland 2.42%
  Norway 2.42%
  DK 1.73%
  Portugal 1.04%
  BG 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.66%
Packard Bell 0.34%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 19.06%
Packard Bell imedia S1710 15.83%
Packard Bell EasyNote LJ... 10.43%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 8.27%
Packard Bell EasyNote LJ... 8.27%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 3.60%

About Packard Bell

Packard Bell is a computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. Packard Bell shares products with Gateway, both owned by Acer.
Publisher URL: www.packardbell.com


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