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Should I remove applicationupdater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,495
United States Rank #4,768
Reach 0.0884%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.20 days
772.99 days >
Average installed length: 406.15 days

Typically installed together

Other programs by Sony Online Entertainment


What is applicationupdater?

Application 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.


The main program executable is ApplicationUpdaterService.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 2.41 MB (2,531,806 bytes). ApplicationUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: soe.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\sony online entertainment\applicationupdater
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Sony Online Entertainment\ApplicationUpdater\Uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 2.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by applicationupdater

Program executable:ApplicationUpdaterService.exe
Application Updater
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\sony online entertainment\applicationupdater\ApplicationUpdaterService.exe
Additional files:
  • ApplicationDownloaderService.exe - ApplicationDownloader (Sony Online Entertainment Application Downloader)
  • ApplicationUpdaterService.exe - ApplicationUpdater (Application Updater)
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • wws_crashreport_uploader.exe

How do I remove applicationupdater?

You can uninstall applicationupdater 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 applicationupdater, 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 applicationupdater.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.11%
Windows 10 8.65%
Windows Vista 2.86%
Windows XP 1.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.83%
Windows 7 Professional 11.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.35%
Windows 10 Home 1.72%
Windows 8 Pro 1.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.16%
  Germany 8.18%
  United Kingdom 5.59%
  Canada 4.95%
  France 3.54%
  Australia 3.13%
  Sweden 3.04%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Finland 1.59%
  Italy 1.41%
  Spain 1.27%
  Norway 1.23%
  Belgium 1.09%
  DK 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.81%
Hewlett-Packard 16.76%
Dell 16.42%
Acer 14.94%
Alienware 4.68%
Toshiba 2.51%
Intel 2.39%
Lenovo 1.94%
MSI 1.25%
Medion 0.68%
Samsung 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.22%
MSI MS-7681 4.51%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 3.86%
Dell XPS 8300 3.43%
MSI MS-7673 3.43%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.36%

About (from Sony Online Entertainment)

At SOE, we take pride in the fact that we are all gamers.
Publisher URL: www.soe.com


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