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What is updaterservice.exe?

Part of Acer Update Service by Acer

What is it?

Acer Update Service 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 will check for updates remotely and install them based on an internal schedule.
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How does updaterservice.exe run?

Service - updaterservice.exe runs as a background Windows service (Updater Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the updaterservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of updaterservice.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Acer Update Service?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is updaterservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00705% CPU70509.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.05 MB RAM4.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\emachines\emachines updater\updaterservice.exe

What else is related?

Acer Update Service Stability

updaterservice.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Acer

The Acer Group is a family of four brands – Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. Acer's products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers More...
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File details

File name: updaterservice.exe
Publisher: Acer (verified)
Name: Acer Update Service
Description: Acer Update Service
Version: 1, 0, 0, 6
Size: 234.53 KB
Original file name: Acer Update Service

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/24/2007
Expiration date: 9/14/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0070509846%
Privileged CPU: 0%
User CPU: 0.00705098464054%
CPU cycle count: 35,285,882
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 58.2 MB
Peak committed memory: 60.7 MB
Paged memory: 1.05 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.16 MB
Paged system memory: 109.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.33 KB
Working set memory: 3.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.71 MB
Min working set memory: 3.61 MB
Private memory: 1.05 MB
Page faults: 1,016
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Total read transfer: 194 Bytes
Total write operations: 8
Total write transfer: 589 Bytes
Total other operations: 83
Total other transfer: 380 Bytes
Handle count average: 54
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Updater\UpdaterService.exe"

Service details

Name: Updater Service

Image hashes

MD5: 70dde3a86dbeb1d6c3c30ad687b1877a
SHA-1: f6997fdcf531818a0a35429e06b2adc5da666ca3
SHA-256: 2dae797240db8f521f1c9d1171524790052e186b060d58a1b102fbffc80ce48e

PE image details

File packed: No
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