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What is sdupdate.exe?

Part of Spybot - Search & Destroy by Safer-Networking Ltd.

What is it?

Spybot-S&D 2 Background update service is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Description of sdupdate.exe from Safer-Networking Ltd.
Spybot-S&D is free for private use. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected. The creators of spyware are constantly developing new ways of invading your privacy. Team Spybot works 24/7 detecting these threats and finding ways to remove them. Spybot-S&D is maintained by a team of people very dedicated to privacy issues, many of which are working full-time on analysing masses of new threats each week, and the response time from our support team is better than that of many a commercial vendor.
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How does sdupdate.exe run?

Process - sdupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. sdupdate.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does sdupdate.exe start?

Scheduled task - sdupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Safer-Networking\Spybot - Search and Destroy\Check for updates'. 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 - sdupdate.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Safer-Networking\Spybot - Search and Destroy\Check for updates'. 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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the sdupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of sdupdate.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sdupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00035% CPU3548.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
11.77 MB RAM54.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\spybot - search & destroy 2\sdupdate.exe

Are there other versions of Spybot - Search & Destroy?

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: sdupdate.exe
Publisher: Safer-Networking Ltd. (verified)
Name: Spybot - Search & Destroy
Description: Update
Version: 2.0.10.88
Product version: 2.0.10.0
Size: 3.71 MB
Original file name: SDUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/20/2012
Expiration date: 4/7/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004659076%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001110913%
User CPU: 0.00035481634145%
Privileged CPU time: 1263.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,436,688,744
CPU cycle count /min: 1,522,013
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 103.07 MB
Peak committed memory: 119.2 MB
Paged memory: 11.77 MB
Peak paged memory: 24.72 MB
Paged system memory: 180.93 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.6 KB
Working set memory: 2.6 MB
Peak working set memory: 33.1 MB
Min working set memory: 532 KB
Private memory: 11.77 MB
Page faults: 58,008
Page faults /min: 15
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 285
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.39 MB
Read transfer /min: 3.37 KB
Total write operations: 47
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 99.8 KB
Write transfer /min: 27 Bytes
Total other operations: 9,715
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 286.48 KB
Other Transfer /min: 78 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 329
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages
rtl150.bpl

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdate.exe" /autoupdate /silent /autoclose

Scheduled task details

Name: Check for updates (Spybot - Search & Destroy)
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Check for updates (Spybot - Search & Destroy).job

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Check for updates (Spybot - Search & Destroy).job

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 7be3f5189a799590ba395f7cd1397df7
SHA-1: f824d0f01b130a9293a1997ec997b7ee15614766
SHA-256: 8dafd03d99975262b61595e18bafe8e0bc8ba599fdc40905cbbe3401eb865812

PE image details

File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
cabinet.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
crypt32.dll
dec150.bpl
gdi32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
jcl150.bpl
jsdialogpack150.bpl
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
oleaut32.dll
rtl150.bpl
shell32.dll
snlbase150.bpl
snlfileformats150.bpl
snlthirdparty150.bpl
user32.dll
vcl150.bpl
vclimg150.bpl
vclx150.bpl
version.dll
virtualtreesdxe150.bpl
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
ws2_32.dll
wsock32.dll
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