IObit Software Updater Silent Install (How-To Guide)

IObit Software Updater was designed to simplify the task of keeping all the applications on your computer up-to-date. It can check for new versions and install them automatically, even without user input. Moreover, it can help you download and install popular applications for various purposes. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of IObit Software Updater from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install IObit Software Updater Silently

IObit Software Updater Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://cdn.iobit.com/dl/iobit-software-updater-setup.exe
  2. Download the iobit-software-updater-setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
iobit-software-updater-setup.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

After a few moments you should see the IObit Software Updater Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:IObit Software Updater
Vendor:IObit
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:iobit-software-updater-setup.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\IObit\Software Updater\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IObit\Software Updater\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:IObit Software Updater Download
PowerShell Script:IObit Software Updater | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:IObit Software Updater | Custom Detection Script

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an IObit Software Updater Installation Log File

The IObit Software Updater installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

IObit Software Updater Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

iobit-software-updater-setup.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\IObitSoftwareUpdater-Install.log"

Change the IObit Software Updater Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing IObit Software Updater to “C:\IObit\Software Updater”

iobit-software-updater-setup.exe /DIR="C:\IObit\Software Updater" /SP- /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Exclude the IObit Software Updater Desktop Shortcut During Install

The IObit Software Updater installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

IObit Software Updater Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

iobit-software-updater-setup.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall IObit Software Updater Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

IObit Software Updater Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
IObit Software Updater Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

IObit Software Updater Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\IObit\Software Updater\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

IObit Software Updater Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\IObit\Software Updater\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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