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Should I remove Windows Updates Downloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,392
United States Rank #7,396
Reach 0.0570%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.80 days
230.01 days >
Average installed length: 120.85 days


2.50 Build 998 0.80%
2.50 Build 991 0.09%
2.50 Build 1002 93.59%
2.50 Build 1000 0.36%
2.40 Build 1299 1.96%
2.40 Build 1275 2.05%
2.30 Build 988 0.27%
2.25 Build 895 0.36%
2.25 Build 886 0.36%
2.24 Build 875 0.09%
2.24 Build 849 0.09%

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Windows Updates Downloader

What is Windows Updates Downloader?  (from Supremus)

The Windows Updates Downloader was actually created through my long lasting addiction to the MSFN forums. Anyone who knows anything about MSFN knows that it's famous for being the number one source of information and help on the Internet for unattended Windows installations and Windows customizations. One of the great ...  Read more


Windows Updates Downloader is a software program developed by Supremus. The most common release is 2.50 build 1002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named wud.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 533.33 KB (546,125 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 45% of users of Windows Updates Downloader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Updates Downloader
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows Updates Downloader\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 533.33 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Updates Downloader

Program executable:wud.exe
Name:Windows Updates Downloader
Path:C:\Program Files\windows updates downloader\wud.exe
Additional files:
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (ICSharpCode.SharpZipLibrary)
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WUD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BB461225-6945-4C59-AE86-D6A9F7DDB7D8}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Windows Updates Downloader?

You can uninstall Windows Updates Downloader 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 Windows Updates Downloader, 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 Windows Updates Downloader.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.44%
Windows 10 25.20%
Windows XP 13.09%
Windows Vista 4.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.14%
Windows 7 Professional 12.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%
Windows 8.1 4.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.63%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  France 3.93%
  Germany 3.33%
  Italy 2.87%
  Canada 2.80%
  DZ 2.57%
  Australia 2.04%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Spain 1.89%
  India 1.74%
  Iran 1.74%
  MA 1.59%
  Saudi Arabia 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.99%
Dell 20.83%
Acer 14.35%
ASUS 8.95%
Toshiba 5.25%
Lenovo 4.94%
Samsung 4.32%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Intel 3.40%
MSI 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.54%
ASUS All Series 4.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.06%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.21%


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