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What is driverupdate.exe?

Part of DriverUpdate by SlimWare Utilities

What is it?

DriverUpdate is a software application designed to check the PC's currently installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software will automatically download them from the manufacturers web site and install them.
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How does driverupdate.exe run?

Process - driverupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. driverupdate.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does driverupdate.exe start?

Scheduled task - driverupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\DriverUpdate Startup'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - driverupdate.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\DriverUpdate Startup'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.
Startup files (user) run - driverupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'DriverUpdate' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe" -boot' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the driverupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of driverupdate.exe users, 51.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is driverupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00406% CPU40583.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.16 MB RAM37.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
498 GDI objects332.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
115 context switches/sec115.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driverupdate\driverupdate.exe

Are there other versions of DriverUpdate?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: driverupdate.exe
Publisher: SlimWare Utilities, Inc. (verified)
Name: DriverUpdate
Description: DriverUpdate
Version: 2.2.14752.27404
Product version:
Size: 26.44 MB
Original file name: DriverUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/1/2011
Expiration date: 10/1/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0050568828%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009985123%
User CPU: 0.00405837051478%
Privileged CPU time: 1326.01 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 48,428,893
Context switches /sec: 115
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 133.27 MB
Peak committed memory: 138.27 MB
Paged memory: 8.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.82 MB
Paged system memory: 235.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 25.33 KB
Working set memory: 2.3 MB
Peak working set memory: 35.95 MB
Min working set memory: 2.06 MB
Private memory: 8.16 MB
Page faults: 14,227
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 175
Total read transfer: 81.06 KB
Total write operations: 225
Total write transfer: 151.13 KB
Total other operations: 4,640
Total other transfer: 52.4 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 498
Peak GDI objects: 504
USER objects: 178
Peak USER objects: 182
Handle count average: 269
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe" -boot

Scheduled task details

Name: DriverUpdate Scan
Command: \DriverUpdate Scan

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \DriverUpdate Startup

Startup files (user) run details

Name: DriverUpdate
Command: "C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe" -boot

Image hashes

MD5: 6abdd8b439ffe9e920888c0d8bcd0a1a
SHA-1: 883c7c6548b3ed236448c78d247c123d5c546496
SHA-256: e0533e66f7cf2dc24992beaf638c7bb9e8a88220057653698c9082c6b25fb32b

PE image details

File packed: No
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