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What is twcscreensaverupdater.exe?

By The Weather Channel

What is it?

The Weather Channel 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 twcscreensaverupdater.exe run?

Process - twcscreensaverupdater.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. twcscreensaverupdater.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does twcscreensaverupdater.exe start?

Scheduled task - twcscreensaverupdater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\twc_screensaver_updater'. 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 twcscreensaverupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of twcscreensaverupdater.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is twcscreensaverupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00000104% CPU10.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.95 MB RAM18.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\the weather channel fw\screensaver\twcscreensaverupdater.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: twcscreensaverupdater.exe
Size: 216 KB
Original file name: TWCScreensaverUpdater.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000031239%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000020826%
User CPU: 0.00000104131374%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,106,698,281
CPU cycle count /min: 4,494,656
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 84.64 MB
Peak committed memory: 86.91 MB
Paged memory: 3.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.98 MB
Paged system memory: 163.21 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12 KB
Working set memory: 1.1 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.82 MB
Min working set memory: 888 KB
Private memory: 3.95 MB
Page faults: 27,592
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 25,195
Read operations /min: 4
Total read transfer: 29.6 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.89 KB
Total other operations: 50,054
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 5.22 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 94
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Screensaver\TWCScreensaverUpdater.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: \twc_screensaver_updater

Image hashes

MD5: 8487428e1713062c2a1acd9d510b9fee
SHA-1: 68f59a698341be65e75e75487fd87e7051a7118b
SHA-256: 09c4582757871cc0ec212a78d900df24147f1a90b2676fd6d9b39932d26a4321

PE image details

File packed: No
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