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What is updater.exe?

Part of Baidu PC Faster by Baidu

What is it?

Baidu PC Faster 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 updater.exe run?

Process - updater.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. updater.exe is executed by the process services.exe (ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does updater.exe start?

Scheduled task - updater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'Baidu PC Faster Update' and is triggered by the Daily action. 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the updater.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of updater.exe users, 77.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03798% CPU379821.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.37 MB RAM24.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
240 context switches/sec240.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\baidu security\pc faster\updater.exe

Are there other versions of Baidu PC Faster?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

About Baidu Inc.

Baidu, Inc. is a Chinese web services company headquartered in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Baidu offers many services, including a Chinese language s More...
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File details

File name: updater.exe
Publisher: Baidu Inc. (verified)
Name: Baidu PC Faster
Description: Baidu PC Faster Updater
Version: 4,0,11,71581
Size: 1.28 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/24/2012
Expiration date: 4/25/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0452038060%
Privileged CPU: 0.0072216141%
User CPU: 0.03798219190879%
Privileged CPU time: 9687.66 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 686,407,346
Context switches /sec: 240
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 72.08 MB
Peak committed memory: 93.06 MB
Paged memory: 5.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 19.93 MB
Paged system memory: 121.06 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.36 KB
Working set memory: 1.34 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.66 MB
Min working set memory: 1.03 MB
Private memory: 5.37 MB
Page faults: 324,438
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 17,491
Total read transfer: 93.07 MB
Total write operations: 2,919
Total write transfer: 99.22 MB
Total other operations: 38,961
Total other transfer: 26.05 MB
Handle count average: 145
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Baidu Security\PC Faster\\Updater.exe" -InService -no_ui

Scheduled task details

Name: Baidu PC Faster DataUpdate
Command: \Baidu PC Faster DataUpdate

Image hashes

MD5: d99eec8d42542bdc806a8d7888941698
SHA-1: 34d50288a858427a9ccb29c1ec48e530fd1943b2

PE image details

File packed: No
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