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What is applicationupdater.exe?

Part of Application Updater by Spigot

What is it?

Application 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.
Description of applicationupdater.exe from Spigot
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How does applicationupdater.exe run?

Service - applicationupdater.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Application Updater' (Application Updater). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Application Updater runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the applicationupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of applicationupdater.exe users, 81.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is applicationupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00241% CPU24093.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.15 MB RAM10.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\application updater\applicationupdater.exe

Are there other versions of Application Updater?

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 Spigot, Inc.

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File details

File name: applicationupdater.exe
Publisher: Spigot, Inc. (verified)
Name: Application Updater
Description: Application Updater
Version: 8, 0, 0, 1
Size: 789.37 KB
Original file name: ApplicationUpdater.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Spigot
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 3/28/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0041640018%
Privileged CPU: 0.0017546423%
User CPU: 0.00240935952151%
Privileged CPU time: 670.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,858,414,101
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 65.78 MB
Paged memory: 2.15 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.55 MB
Paged system memory: 96.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.79 KB
Working set memory: 3.4 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.38 MB
Min working set memory: 2.82 MB
Private memory: 2.15 MB
Page faults: 25,837
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Total read transfer: 86 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,125
Total other transfer: 3.45 KB
Handle count average: 156
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe"

Service details

Name: Application Updater
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Automatically downloads and installs application updates.”

Network connectivity

TCP: on port 49473

Image hashes

MD5: d14679eeedbc39bfd31e464654779b45
SHA-1: 4630932e05e4fb4a973e05a4adcd4fc27789d4ae

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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