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What is rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe?

Part of BlackBerry Desktop Software by Research In Motion

What is it?

Rim Desktop Auto Update 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 rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe run?

Process - rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00050% CPU5038.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
38.47 MB RAM178.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\research in motion\blackberry desktop\rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe

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 BlackBerry Desktop Software.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: rim.desktop.autoupdate.exe
Publisher: Research In Motion (verified)
Name: BlackBerry Desktop Software
Description: Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate
Size: 912.16 KB
Original file name: Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/3/2012
Expiration date: 6/9/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006257127%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001219124%
User CPU: 0.00050380029456%
Privileged CPU time: 234 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 263.05 MB
Peak committed memory: 264.61 MB
Paged memory: 38.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 39.53 MB
Paged system memory: 401.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 43.36 KB
Working set memory: 39.62 MB
Peak working set memory: 39.69 MB
Min working set memory: 36.5 MB
Private memory: 38.47 MB
Page faults: 18,884
Page faults /min: 28
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
Peak GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 10
Peak USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 911
Thread count average: 19
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.exe" /noprogress

Image hashes

MD5: 9ba4094cf9a8e09ce75119a1d4a3966c
SHA-1: 878dd5bf958deb38f9946fe061b6226f2ed92c51
SHA-256: 7e51cb57be8bb03b4150449b7ed768dfc88850d882b22702169e593b40b5a3fd

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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