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What is livesrv.exe?

Part of BitDefender 2009 by BitDefender SRL

What is it?

BitDefender Update Service is part of Bitdefender, an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. Bitdefender is designed to protect computers from viruses and spyware. Unlike the commercial version, the free tools only offer an on-demand virus scanning and doesn't provide real time scanning.
Description of livesrv.exe from BitDefender SRL
BitDefender uses one of the most advanced anti-virus engines, the ICSA Labs certified scanning engine, which enables it to intercept, detect, and remove viruses of any kind. This free antivirus software download is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, it is strongly reccomended for you to consider using a more complex antivirus solution.
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How does livesrv.exe run?

Service - livesrv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'LIVESRV' (BitDefender Desktop Update Service).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the livesrv.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of livesrv.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is livesrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00031% CPU3070.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.36 MB RAM24.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\bitdefender\bitdefender update service\livesrv.exe

Are there other versions of BitDefender 2009?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by BitDefender 2009.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: livesrv.exe
Publisher: BitDefender SRL (verified)
Name: BitDefender 2009
Description: BitDefender Update Service
Version: 12, 0, 12, 37
Product version: 12, 0, 124, 0
Size: 662 KB
Original file name: livesrv.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006776529%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003706412%
User CPU: 0.00030701177862%
Privileged CPU time: 14820095 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,434,411,570
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 67.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 70.82 MB
Paged memory: 5.36 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.68 MB
Paged system memory: 112.29 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.67 KB
Working set memory: 5.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.78 MB
Min working set memory: 1.82 MB
Private memory: 5.36 MB
Page faults: 4,315
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 178,972
Total read transfer: 569.56 MB
Total write operations: 858
Total write transfer: 276.47 KB
Total other operations: 38,510
Total other transfer: 47.7 KB
Handle count average: 170
Thread count average: 10

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe" /service

Service details

Name: BitDefender Desktop Update Service
Service name: LIVESRV
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Downloads BitDefender updates and new malware signatures from the Internet”

Image hashes

MD5: 9fde42b540bf4a6916eab8448ca16c7f
SHA-1: 09a89f201d59b9960b8bde8d9401444d55bc21ea
SHA-256: c9b532d727d73dae39807fcc75cc734a2ac109f546392a455ad004391a5111e3

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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