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What is sua.exe?

Part of Secunia Update Agent by Secunia

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How does sua.exe run?

Service - sua.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Secunia Update Agent' (Secunia Update Agent). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Secunia Update Agent runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the sua.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of sua.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sua.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00022% CPU2248.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.52 MB RAM11.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\secunia\psi\sua.exe

Are there other versions of Secunia Update Agent?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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

File name: sua.exe
Publisher: Secunia (verified)
Name: Secunia Update Agent
Description: Secunia Update Agent
Size: 646.71 KB
Original file name: SUA.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Secunia
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/27/2010
Expiration date: 5/27/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004917781%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002668980%
User CPU: 0.00022488005857%
Privileged CPU time: 20794.93 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 9 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,563,105,226
CPU cycle count /min: 47,401,175
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 23.19 MB
Peak committed memory: 25.69 MB
Paged memory: 2.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.63 MB
Paged system memory: 28.41 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.74 KB
Working set memory: 3.88 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.02 MB
Min working set memory: 3.86 MB
Private memory: 2.52 MB
Page faults: 12,784
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 434 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 116 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 170,603
Other operations /min: 74
Total other transfer: 4.98 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.22 KB
Handle count average: 67
Thread count average: 7
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\Secunia\PSI\sua.exe" --start-service

Service details

Name: Secunia Update Agent
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Performs routine updates of selected software on the system, the results of which can be seen in your Secunia PSI”

Image hashes

MD5: 8c2d3a80fc90a860f0f24deb67471481
SHA-1: 2bbf12891c004c3f3aa84821f6677d878cfd9725

PE image details

File packed: No
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