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What is dnu.exe?

Part of dnu Utility by AOL

What is it?

America Online (AOL) Download Updater program is installed during the any of the AOL's appllications including the AOL Toolbar, AOL Price Check and other AOL programs. AOL does not provide an option to skip the installation of Download Updater (AOL Inc.). The purpose of the Download Updater is to ensure that you always have the latest version of AOL's Internet software installed. The program periodically accesses the Internet to check AOL's download servers for software updates.

What if I disable dnu Utility?

Every time you turn on your computer, the Download Updater application initializes in the system background. Even if you use AOL products, you can safely delete the Download Updater (AOL Inc.) application if you don't want it.
Description of dnu.exe from AOL
The Download Updater automatically downloads and installs updates and upgrades to the software. There are three separate components to AOL Toolbar: AOL Toolbar, Download Updater, and Price Check by AOL. All three components need to be removed to complete the uninstallation of AOL Toolbar from your browser.
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How is dnu.exe loaded?

Safe for scripting control - dnu.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {7B089B94-D1DC-4C6B-87E1-8156E22C1D96} with and identifier of CLSID\{7B089B94-D1DC-4C6B-87E1-8156E22C1D96}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the dnu.exe file.Of the 0.2% of dnu.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\software update utility\dnu.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

About AOL Inc.

American Online, commonly called AOL, is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audie More...
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File details

File name: dnu.exe
Publisher: AOL Inc. (verified)
Name: dnu Utility
Description: dnu utility
Size: 231.32 KB
Original file name: dnu.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AOL Inc.

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {7B089B94-D1DC-4C6B-87E1-8156E22C1D96}
Command: CLSID\{7B089B94-D1DC-4C6B-87E1-8156E22C1D96}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: dbd2d00cc18d45a8d5b065ddcd8df8b8
SHA-1: e4d90fa7d5d501a178d837b8e0eaedb0a654c16b
SHA-256: bec78e650462eaa1332e6b0ad5a0902d7e76966c394a4c909d2c3c5dc149958b

PE image details

File packed: No
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