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What is updatechecker.exe?

Part of UpdateChecker Application by ASUSTeK Computer

What is it?

Update Checker Application 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 updatechecker.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - updatechecker.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ASUS\ASUS Update Checker'. 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.
Scheduled tasks startup - updatechecker.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ASUS\ASUS Update Checker'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the updatechecker.exe file.Of the 0.1% of updatechecker.exe users, 70.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\asus\asusupdate\updatechecker\updatechecker.exe

Are there other versions of UpdateChecker Application?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: updatechecker.exe
Publisher: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (verified)
Name: UpdateChecker Application
Description: UpdateChecker MFC Application
Version: 1, 0, 9, 0
Size: 112 KB
Original file name: UpdateChecker.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/3/2009
Expiration date: 8/4/2012

Scheduled task details

Name: ASUS Update Checker
Command: \ASUS\ASUS Update Checker

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \ASUS\ASUS Update Checker

Image hashes

MD5: f31cc076362aa0a38d318ea33440a1a8
SHA-1: 30626642d987d1d1e3de4058d9a9053cc4fada9d

PE image details

File packed: No
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