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What is softwareupdateadmin.dll?

Part of Apple Software Update by Apple

What is it?

Software Update is a software tool by Apple Inc. that installs the latest version of Apple software on computers. A Windows version has been available since the introduction of iTunes 7, under the name Apple Software Update. Software Update automatically informs users of new updates. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and QuickTime for Windows.
Description of softwareupdateadmin.dll from Apple
On a Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista-based PC, you can use Apple Software Update for Windows to keep your Apple software up-to-date via the Internet. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and QuickTime for Windows. In addition to releasing new versions of the system software at regular intervals, Apple also releases a stream of free software updates to enrich your computing experience. Mac OS X automatically checks weekly for software updates provided you have an internet connection. You can choose a different schedule, or check manually if you don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If Software Update finds an item to download, it appears in a list. Click on an item to get a description before downloading it. If you see updates that you will never use, such as a language you don’t speak or drivers for a printer you don’t own, choose Make Inactive from the Update menu.
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How is softwareupdateadmin.dll loaded?

Process Module - softwareupdateadmin.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process softwareupdate.exe (Apple Software Update by Apple Inc.) via run-time dynamic linking.
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the softwareupdateadmin.dll file.Of the 0.2% of softwareupdateadmin.dll users, 15.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdateadmin.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: softwareupdateadmin.dll
Publisher: Apple Inc. (verified)
Name: Apple Software Update
Description: Apple Software Update
Version: 2.1.3
Size: 220.31 KB
Original file name: SoftwareUpdateAdmin.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Apple Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/17/2009
Expiration date: 6/26/2011

Image hashes

MD5: 8a62e57f39ab14c2cd29a84fd684a512
SHA-1: f32aa14c0ad2fba4bbfc63a8177f222b0d374530
SHA-256: 4c4f7f50735aeb8fc61d2ec8155010a49cded8390a601ac2b91ec466ee3a848c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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