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What is updater.exe?

Part of Skype by Skype Technologies

What is it?

Skype Updater 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.
Description of updater.exe from Skype Technologies
You can make Skype calls to people who have emailed you and even call phones and mobile around the world with pretty cheap rates. Why just talk when you can see each other face-to-face? Video call your family in Australia, your friends in Spain or your colleagues in Japan, for free. It’s the next best thing to being there. Call people all over the world on their phone or mobile from just 1.2¢ per minute* using Skype. Talk to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free with a Skype-to-Skype call. Catch up with your backpacking brother in Asia, check in with your boss away in the US – call any Skype contact for free. Group video calling.
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How does updater.exe run?

Service - updater.exe runs as a background Windows Service under the service name SkypeUpdate.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the updater.exe service running.Of the 0.3% of updater.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\skype\updater\updater.exe

Are there other versions of Skype?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Skype Technologies

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are More...
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File details

File name: updater.exe
Publisher: Skype Technologies (verified)
Name: Skype
Description: Skype Updater Service
Product version: 5.8
Size: 155.13 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/17/2013

Service details

Name: SkypeUpdate

Image hashes

MD5: 17eab7852ff9f15fbaab4e95efc0b812
SHA-1: 2ab86b50fddd7919a2e4f8ab2e615806ea4d542a

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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