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What is update.exe?

Part of Avira Internet Security by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira Updater is part of Avira Internet Security which includes all features of the Free and Premium edition plus it runs as a background process which checks every file opened or downloaded. Like many antivirus programs, it can run a full or custom scan to check the computer for malware in order to remove them. It includes Email scanning, anti-spam module to block unsolicited emails, personal firewall to block hackers and parental controls.
Description of update.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Internet Security includes enhanced web and social network parental controls that let you manage web use without having to look over your child’s shoulder. The popular Safe Browsing feature filters undesirable or malicious content and even allows you to set time limits on your kids’ surfing sessions. The antivirus module in Internet Security is enhanced by the Avira Protection Cloud, which links the virus scanner to the very latest threat information. Antispam and an advanced phishing filter proactively blocks even the craftiest email scams and spam, while a two-way personal firewall ensures optimum data privacy and protection from hackers.
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How does update.exe run?

Process - update.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. update.exe is executed by the process sched.exe (Avira Internet Security by Avira Operations GmbH & Co KG).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the update.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of update.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\update.exe

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 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Avira is one of the most widely used antivirus programs in the world, with 100 million users world More...
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File details

File name: update.exe
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Internet Security
Description: Avira Updater
Size: 612.78 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 1.0575515298%
Privileged CPU: 0.4609394003%
User CPU: 0.59661212949961%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\update.exe" /DM="1" "/NOMESSAGEBOX"

Image hashes

MD5: f8145fa6f6d757a737fd6c4918c071f8
SHA-1: 63dfc84671966003533cfe10ef0f6b11e9d15e16

PE image details

File packed: No
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