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What is applicationupdater2?

Application updater 2 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 primary executable is named ApplicationDownloaderService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.51 MB (2,629,637 bytes). The installed file ApplicationUpdaterService.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: soe.sony.comi
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: 2.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by applicationupdater2

Program executable:ApplicationDownloaderService.exe
Sony Online Entertainment Application Downloader
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\sony online entertainment\applicationupdater\ApplicationDownloaderService.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 applicationupdater2?

You can uninstall applicationupdater2 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 applicationupdater2, 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 applicationupdater2.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win 7 11%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.52%
  Germany 9.68%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  UA 3.23%
  Belgium 3.23%
  France 3.23%
  Norway 3.23%
  Portugal 3.23%
  Canada 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.15%
Toshiba 15.38%
Dell 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 10.00%
MSI MS-7673 10.00%
MCJ Co.,Ltd. H55M-P33 10.00%
HPE-400y 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 10.00%

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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