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What is autoupdate.exe?

Part of StartMenu Updater by IObit

What is it?

StartMenu 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.
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How is autoupdate.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - autoupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\StartMenuAutoupdate'. 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.
Scheduled tasks startup - autoupdate.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\StartMenuAutoupdate'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the autoupdate.exe file.Of the 0.1% of autoupdate.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\iobit\startmenu8\autoupdate.exe

Are there other versions of StartMenu Updater?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About IObit

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File details

File name: autoupdate.exe
Publisher: IObit (verified)
Name: StartMenu Updater
Description: StartMenu Updater
Version: 1.0.0.184
Product version: 1.0.0.0
Size: 794.78 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Scheduled task details

Name: StartMenuAutoupdate
Command: \StartMenuAutoupdate

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \StartMenuAutoupdate

Image hashes

MD5: cd1802dfd5b59f81bce7e68e913e1e74
SHA-1: e8b938dd6abb2a9abb27db1c26a34191791f6d8b

PE image details

File packed: No
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