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What is update.exe?

Part of Avira Free Antivirus by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira Updater is part of Avira Free Antivirus, a free antivirus program from Avira that runs as a background process which checks every file opened or downloaded. Like many antivirus programs, it can run a full or custom scan to check the PC for malware in order to remove them. It updates its virus definitions automatically everyday by default using the Internet.
Description of update.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
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How does update.exe run?

Process - update.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. update.exe is executed by the process sched.exe (Avira Free Antivirus by Avira Operations GmbH & Co KG).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the update.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of update.exe users, 18.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\update.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Avira is one of the most widely used antivirus programs in the world, with 100 million users world More...
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File details

File name: update.exe
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Free Antivirus
Description: Avira Updater
Size: 612.78 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0115461836%
Privileged CPU: 0.0022007086%
User CPU: 0.00934547493618%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\update.exe" /DM="1" "/NOMESSAGEBOX"

Image hashes

MD5: 3c71d3ce2ff4b42cecf9e76c0a8500ad
SHA-1: 6489fecef15d21195093e775b347d0714a6908a1
SHA-256: 0782d027061b807edd4b5ae2ff48d0c57d93eb576a4aad7fd8fd998d6db1af29

PE image details

File packed: No
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