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What is updaterservice.exe?

Part of Updater

What is it?

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 does updaterservice.exe run?

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


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the updaterservice.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of updaterservice.exe users, 93.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Updater?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is updaterservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00233% CPU23327.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
13.92 MB RAM64.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\softwareupdater\updaterservice.exe

Are there other versions of Updater?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

Updater Stability

updaterservice.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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

File name: updaterservice.exe
Name: Updater
Description: Updater
Size: 31 KB
Original file name: UpdaterService.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0025179356%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001851681%
User CPU: 0.00233276754161%
Privileged CPU time: 3073.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 639,546,546
CPU cycle count /min: 57,775,708
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 116.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 125.57 MB
Paged memory: 13.92 MB
Peak paged memory: 22.12 MB
Paged system memory: 121.8 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.24 KB
Working set memory: 6.51 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.83 MB
Min working set memory: 5.26 MB
Private memory: 13.92 MB
Page faults: 3,705
Page faults /min: 42
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 44.8 KB
Read transfer /min: 651 Bytes
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 492 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 7 Bytes
Total other operations: 32,216
Other operations /min: 62
Total other transfer: 6.25 KB
Other Transfer /min: 104 Bytes
Handle count average: 542
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\SoftwareUpdater\UpdaterService.exe"

Service details

Name: SrvUpdater

Image hashes

MD5: 4905e29fe0be2a4441e4d3aa9d4461c7
SHA-1: d45c6c4da01bdc3927e6446b13c3545cdc7580eb
SHA-256: 191df515b9b8e6fc2b6fbce67d43098fe05df67233335a6b41f4d062598cae48

PE image details

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