Home How it works Support Boost Connect Download

Boost Connect

Uncovering the DNA of programs.
Good programs    
Fair programs  
Bad programs 

What is updatetask.exe?

What is it?

Ask.com Update Task (updatetask.exe) is a 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 updatetask.exe from the publisher
Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial stock quotes and market-performance information, weather, a dictionary, and local event listings. The toolbar is dynamically upgradable; when a new feature is added, it will automatically update to your installed version.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove updatetask.exe and optimize your PC.

How is updatetask.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - updatetask.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar.job'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the updatetask.exe file.Of the 0.2% of updatetask.exe users, 80.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ask.com\updatetask.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Download Boost

File details

File name: updatetask.exe
Size: 128.88 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Ask.com
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/16/2008
Expiration date: 6/17/2011

Scheduled task details

Name: \Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar

Image hashes

MD5: 6b773ba457b813850a76493b3425ab35
SHA-1: 0b3731e8e44cfc08ed73e8c113e51a27ed2ee69f
SHA-256: ee7c7009730da6c4b67db2f3a5392f2831e4529dc06c0f05c6f0f2918797d832

PE image details

File entropy: 6.45700
File packed: No
Stay up to date with news about Boost
Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest Boost news and discounts.
© 2016 Reason Software Company Inc.
228 Park Ave S #74122 New York, NY 10003
(646) 664-1038 | info@boostbyreason.com
How it works Privacy Terms Support Contact Download Donate Reason Software, the makers of Boost logo

Download Boost and enjoy your PC.

Increase your PC's performance.
Remove unwanted crapware.
Reduce your boot time.
Identify and resolves crashes.
Download the FREE unlimited trial of Boost!
No spyware, no adware, no bundles, no tricks.

Save 40% on Boost

For a limited time, from now until Saturday, October 22, 2016 you can purchase Boost for 40% off of the normal price, only $39.95 $24.95.
The instant online savings will be automatically applied during checkout.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Purchase with confidence. We stand behind Boost.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your software purchase, simply contact our Customer Support within 30 days, and we'll refund the purchase price. We won't make you jump through hoops to get all your money back!