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What is updater.exe?

Part of FriedCookie Updater by FriedCookie

What is it?

FriedCookie 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 is updater.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - updater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Fried Cookie Update'. 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the updater.exe file.Of the 0.5% of updater.exe users, 86.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\fried cookie\updater\updater.exe

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: updater.exe
Publisher: FriedCookie (verified)
Name: FriedCookie Updater
Description: FriedCookie Updater
Size: 273.56 KB
Original file name: Updater.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Fried Cookie Ltd
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 5/3/2012
Expiration date: 5/4/2014

Scheduled task details

Name: \Fried Cookie Update

Image hashes

MD5: 2fa6e4f7fd15961eb9775df4525677a7
SHA-1: 349ae2a9295a68cd2e51273d04391d42dcbbe56c
SHA-256: 67c4240985089d1173e31b6a4f8cc26f0100616edc606dc7476114f7ac2fcbdc

PE image details

File packed: No
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