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What is autoupdate.exe?

What is it?

autoupdate.exe 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. The updater wull check for updates remotely and install them based on an internal schedule.
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How is autoupdate.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - autoupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'MPlayerForWindows_UpdateReminder' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\MPlayer for Windows\AutoUpdate.exe" /L=1033 /TASK' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - autoupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'Game_Booster_AutoUpdate' and is triggered by the Logon action. 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the autoupdate.exe file.Of the 0.3% of autoupdate.exe users, 76.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mplayer for windows\autoupdate.exe

Are there other versions of autoupdate.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: autoupdate.exe
Size: 823.02 KB

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: MPlayerForWindows_UpdateReminder
Command: "C:\Program Files\MPlayer for Windows\AutoUpdate.exe" /L=1033 /TASK

Scheduled task details

Name: Game_Booster_AutoUpdate
Command: \Game_Booster_AutoUpdate

Image hashes

MD5: da7566509886f7da8e750ac34c99c814
SHA-1: 3740a4b8c00cb1e1456417a5d326912df4d54f0c

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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