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What is gingerupdateservice.exe?

Part of Ginger by Ginger Software

What is it?

Ginger Update Service 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 gingerupdateservice.exe from Ginger Software
Just like a human reviewer, Ginger Proofreader corrects spelling and grammar mistakes based on the context of complete sentences by comparing each sentence to billions of similar sentences from the web. Ginger Proofreader is integrated with MS Office ® and with all major browsers, allowing you to write documents, presentations, and emails with confidence. Ginger Proofreader identifies and marks both spelling and grammar mistakes while considering their context. You can see corrections as you type or you can use Ginger Proofreader to scan the entire document for mistakes.
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How does gingerupdateservice.exe run?

Service - gingerupdateservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'GingerUpdateService' (GingerUpdateService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. GingerUpdateService 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the gingerupdateservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of gingerupdateservice.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gingerupdateservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00009% CPU859.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.25 MB RAM38.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ginger\gingerupdateservice\gingerupdateservice.exe

Are there other versions of Ginger?

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 Ginger.

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: gingerupdateservice.exe
Publisher: Ginger Software (verified)
Name: Ginger
Description: Ginger
Version: 2.8.205
Size: 243.29 KB
Original file name: GingerServices.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Ginger Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/26/2012
Expiration date: 1/26/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001833869%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000974361%
User CPU: 0.00008595079824%
Privileged CPU time: 5772.04 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 84.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 95.02 MB
Paged memory: 8.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.7 MB
Paged system memory: 118.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.41 KB
Working set memory: 10.2 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.84 MB
Min working set memory: 9.22 MB
Private memory: 8.25 MB
Page faults: 41,358
Page faults /min: 13
Resources
Handle count average: 232
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Ginger\GingerUpdateService\GingerUpdateService.exe"

Service details

Name: GingerUpdateService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

TCP: LB250.DALL.COTENDO.net on port 64299

Image hashes

MD5: c34923ccbc7fac87b6c53d925840f89a
SHA-1: 1c9e8d19a75bed450390d4e5ebb67063dbcca6c9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
dbghelp.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcr90.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
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