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What is fota.exe?

Part of FOTA by Microsoft

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How is fota.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - fota.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\FOTA'. 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.

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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 fota.exe file.Of the 0.2% of fota.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\acer\acersync\fota.exe

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: fota.exe
Publisher: Microsoft (verified)
Name: FOTA
Description: FOTA
Version: 1.0.0.0
Size: 31.6 KB
Original file name: FOTA.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/2/2010
Expiration date: 9/13/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: \FOTA

Image hashes

MD5: aba41e5ca338ef75303ce3e9f55602c0
SHA-1: 8a547c796b023494ef0c5b4cd2339a98cacb830a
SHA-256: 702d56529a18a7a5aae6a222944bf90d6db808dd909926883f57091c1d1836c0

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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