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What is qbupdate.exe?

Part of QuickBooks Automatic Update by Intuit

What is it?

QuickBooks Automatic Update 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.
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How does qbupdate.exe run?

Process - qbupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. qbupdate.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does qbupdate.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file qbupdate.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable qbupdate.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the qbupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of qbupdate.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is qbupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01404% CPU140387.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.95 MB RAM32.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          236 /min10.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              33 GDI objects22.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\intuit\quickbooks\qbupdate\qbupdate.exe

Are there other versions of QuickBooks Automatic Update?

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 QuickBooks Automatic Update.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview (6.2.9200.0)

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals. Intuit makes the personal fi More...
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File details

File name: qbupdate.exe
Publisher: Intuit Inc. (verified)
Name: QuickBooks Automatic Update
Description: QuickBooks Automatic Update
Version: 24.0 R3
Size: 1.04 MB
Original file name: QuickBooks Automatic Update.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Intuit
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/11/2009
Expiration date: 3/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0460432791%
Privileged CPU: 0.0320045427%
User CPU: 0.01403873645665%
Privileged CPU time: 765.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 77 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,260,817,896
CPU cycle count /min: 303,816,233
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 137.39 MB
Peak committed memory: 148.78 MB
Paged memory: 6.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.46 MB
Paged system memory: 274.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 27.63 KB
Working set memory: 19.96 MB
Peak working set memory: 21.07 MB
Min working set memory: 14.94 MB
Private memory: 6.95 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 654
Read operations /min: 66
Total read transfer: 15.45 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.56 MB
Total write operations: 1,678
Write operations /min: 170
Total write transfer: 348.13 KB
Write transfer /min: 33.47 KB
Total other operations: 23,168
Other operations /min: 2,346
Total other transfer: 1019.02 KB
Other Transfer /min: 103.15 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 33
Peak GDI objects: 34
USER objects: 6
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 430
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe" -Embedding

User start menu folder details

Name: qbupdate.exe

Image hashes

MD5: cdcd23103249e35e6fc8c33d7b991333
SHA-1: f61affdcea80814d54e8007e3b352ffb006d9423

PE image details

File packed: No
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