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What is swupdtmr.exe?

What is it?

swupdtmr.exe 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.
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How does swupdtmr.exe run?

Service - swupdtmr.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Swupdtmr' (Swupdtmr). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Swupdtmr runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the swupdtmr.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of swupdtmr.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is swupdtmr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU146.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     768 KB RAM3.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of swupdtmr.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: swupdtmr.exe
Size: 65.36 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/29/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001065353%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000918924%
User CPU: 0.00001464283383%
Privileged CPU time: 54.68 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 36,600,014
CPU cycle count /min: 6,913
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 39.03 MB
Peak committed memory: 44.84 MB
Paged memory: 768 KB
Peak paged memory: 786 KB
Paged system memory: 74.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.93 KB
Working set memory: 2.03 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.29 MB
Min working set memory: 2.02 MB
Private memory: 768 KB
Page faults: 655
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 52 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 20 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 46
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 200 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 32
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands

Service details

Name: Swupdtmr
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

Image hashes

MD5: e1292c1ed4deb17b8a9b586d22cb2061
SHA-1: b8488f66469720c1f88b777f7f41128cc43ecc6a
SHA-256: 03303cd71bc6614d22374b5804967ebbd8b2c66b0c15cecbd022601ced81d72f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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