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What is opendnsupdater.exe?

Part of OpenDNS Updater by OpenDNS

What is it?

OpenDNS Updater 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.
Description of opendnsupdater.exe from OpenDNS
OpenDNS Updater is useful if you have a dynamic IP address. It detects changes to your IP address and notifies OpenDNS service about the change so that your OpenDNS settings continue to be applied to your network. OpenDNS uses IP addresses to know that a DNS request is coming from you. With a free OpenDNS account, you establish and verify an IP address or range of IP addresses as under your management as a network. A network may be a single IP address on up to many thousands of addresses. OpenDNS delivers custom DNS preferences and statistics based on the network association, which you establish and verify with a free OpenDNS account in the Dashboard.
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How does opendnsupdater.exe run?

Process - opendnsupdater.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. opendnsupdater.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does opendnsupdater.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - opendnsupdater.exe is registered with the run identifier 'OpenDNS Updater' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\OpenDNS Updater\OpenDNSUpdater.exe" /autostart' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - opendnsupdater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'Programa de actualización online de OpenDNS' and is triggered by the Weekly 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the opendnsupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of opendnsupdater.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is opendnsupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00037% CPU3731.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.45 MB RAM25.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              36 GDI objects24.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\opendns updater\opendnsupdater.exe

Are there other versions of OpenDNS Updater?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by OpenDNS Updater.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: opendnsupdater.exe
Publisher: OpenDNS Inc.
Name: OpenDNS Updater
Description: OpenDNS Updater
Size: 820 KB
Original file name: OpenDNSUpdater.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0014069311%
Privileged CPU: 0.0010337809%
User CPU: 0.00037315017641%
Privileged CPU time: 2320.84 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4 ms
CPU cycle count: 22,932,619
CPU cycle count /min: 16,708,509
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 92.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 97.06 MB
Paged memory: 5.45 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.75 MB
Paged system memory: 169.8 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.52 KB
Working set memory: 5.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.85 MB
Min working set memory: 3.04 MB
Private memory: 5.45 MB
Page faults: 37,274
Page faults /min: 84
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,294
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 646.57 KB
Read transfer /min: 650 Bytes
Total write operations: 1,510
Write operations /min: 2
Total write transfer: 80.97 KB
Write transfer /min: 65 Bytes
Total other operations: 56,349
Other operations /min: 59
Total other transfer: 1.84 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.21 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 36
Peak GDI objects: 41
USER objects: 25
Peak USER objects: 27
Handle count average: 424
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\OpenDNS Updater\OpenDNSUpdater.exe" /autostart
"C:\Program Files\OpenDNS Updater\OpenDNSUpdater.exe" /autostart

Startup files (user) run details

Name: OpenDNS Updater
Command: "C:\Program Files\OpenDNS Updater\OpenDNSUpdater.exe" /autostart

Scheduled task details

Name: Programa de actualización online de OpenDNS
Command: \Programa de actualización online de OpenDNS

Network connectivity

TCP: api.opendns.com on port 54760

Image hashes

MD5: 66cd0bec783dcea93c4bedb0cc288425
SHA-1: 6ea0da120257898d8efaf9c72f81c62b13d8cb7c
SHA-256: 1fafbe40a1047f36bce643caf61014e07e09cfe4b317f370f7506d59ed6127b9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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