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What is softwareupdate.exe?

Part of Apple Software Update by Apple

What is it?

Software Update is a software tool by Apple Inc. that installs the latest version of Apple software on computers. A Windows version has been available since the introduction of iTunes 7, under the name Apple Software Update. Software Update automatically informs users of new updates. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and QuickTime for Windows.
Description of softwareupdate.exe from Apple
On a Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista-based PC, you can use Apple Software Update for Windows to keep your Apple software up-to-date via the Internet. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and QuickTime for Windows. In addition to releasing new versions of the system software at regular intervals, Apple also releases a stream of free software updates to enrich your computing experience. Mac OS X automatically checks weekly for software updates provided you have an internet connection. You can choose a different schedule, or check manually if you don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If Software Update finds an item to download, it appears in a list. Click on an item to get a description before downloading it. If you see updates that you will never use, such as a language you don’t speak or drivers for a printer you don’t own, choose Make Inactive from the Update menu.
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How is softwareupdate.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - softwareupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job'. 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 softwareupdate.exe file.Of the 0.2% of softwareupdate.exe users, 76.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About Apple Inc.

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File details

File name: softwareupdate.exe
Publisher: Apple Inc.
Name: Apple Software Update
Description: Apple Software Update
Version: 2.1.3
Size: 620.81 KB
Original file name: SoftwareUpdate.exe

Scheduled task details

Name: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job

Image hashes

MD5: aeacabbec2cc2c8a6d15877201285976
SHA-1: 46a295a66d85f55571bb51603c69f16ebe92ee80

PE image details

File packed: No
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