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What is adu.exe?

Part of Advanced Driver Updater by Systweak Inc

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How does adu.exe run?

Process - adu.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. adu.exe is executed by the process services.exe (ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does adu.exe start?

Scheduled task - adu.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AdvancedDriverUpdater_UPDATES'. 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 - adu.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AdvancedDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the adu.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of adu.exe users, 43.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is adu.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00060% CPU5994.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.26 MB RAM121.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
268 GDI objects178.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\advanced driver updater\adu.exe

Are there other versions of Advanced Driver Updater?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: adu.exe
Publisher: Systweak Inc (verified)
Name: Advanced Driver Updater
Description: Advanced Driver Updater
Version: 2.1.1086.14630
Size: 8.38 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/11/2012
Expiration date: 10/12/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008835264%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002840657%
User CPU: 0.00059946070162%
Privileged CPU time: 10031250 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 100,582,450
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 252.13 MB
Peak committed memory: 268.56 MB
Paged memory: 26.26 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.81 MB
Paged system memory: 412.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 42.29 KB
Working set memory: 33.53 MB
Peak working set memory: 53.19 MB
Min working set memory: 28.36 MB
Private memory: 26.26 MB
Page faults: 482,019
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 250
Total read transfer: 15.67 MB
Total write operations: 262
Total write transfer: 1.59 MB
Total other operations: 309,744
Total other transfer: 38.77 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 268
Peak GDI objects: 274
USER objects: 244
Peak USER objects: 280
Handle count average: 444
Thread count average: 16

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Advanced Driver Updater\adu.exe" -firstinstall
"C:\Program Files\Advanced Driver Updater\adu.exe" -rem

Scheduled task details

Name: AdvancedDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup
Command: \AdvancedDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \AdvancedDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup

Image hashes

MD5: cb9bb3137cd1e937d989759f8244109a
SHA-1: 537444e6bd03e9b57376c174f6eeea91d4d056be
SHA-256: e0d9b7ab6ae291f69d773ef187ef0c7a3b1e71c167925e6219478e71093d8ec5

PE image details

File packed: No
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