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What is wecpupdate.exe?

Part of Auto Update by MediaCodec.Org

What is it?

WECP Auto 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.
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How does wecpupdate.exe run?

Process - wecpupdate.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. wecpupdate.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).

How does wecpupdate.exe start?

Scheduled task - wecpupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Windows Codec Update Service'. 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the wecpupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of wecpupdate.exe users, 88.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wecpupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01011% CPU101057.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.26 MB RAM29.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
133 GDI objects88.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\essentials codec pack\wecpupdate.exe

Are there other versions of Auto Update?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: wecpupdate.exe
Publisher: MediaCodec.Org
Name: Auto Update
Description: WECP Auto Update Service
Version: 3.06
Size: 252 KB
Original file name: WECPUpdate.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0114779248%
Privileged CPU: 0.0013721590%
User CPU: 0.01010576576237%
Privileged CPU time: 296.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 69.53 MB
Peak committed memory: 74.57 MB
Paged memory: 6.26 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.34 MB
Paged system memory: 68.21 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.57 KB
Working set memory: 2.38 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.81 MB
Min working set memory: 2.38 MB
Private memory: 6.26 MB
Page faults: 3,079
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 29
Total read transfer: 67.08 KB
Total write operations: 7
Total write transfer: 504 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,303
Total other transfer: 144.78 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 133
USER objects: 64
Handle count average: 283
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Essentials Codec Pack\WECPUpdate.exe" -s

Scheduled task details

Name: Windows Codec Update Service
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Windows Codec Update Service.job

Image hashes

MD5: a6260b68c96481d93175c21e62164e93
SHA-1: 284752975549808e07986504a3a589ce0fa01e2b
SHA-256: a75e70893a17d76c4ea69a7e9639f18166de2c1722b834c8d0cd670f0667dd2d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual Basic
File packed: No
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