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What is installiqupdater.exe?

Part of InstallIQ Updater by W3i LLC

What is it?

InstallIQ 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 installiqupdater.exe from W3i LLC
W3i, is a network of application companies, that support each other. Publishers increase revenue by offering relevant applications during their installation process. Advertisers increase distribution by paying network publishers to include their application as an offer during installation. Users benefit as they receive quality applications for free or at reduced prices. The W3i Application Network uses InstallIQ, W3i's proprietary Windows installation manager, the first installer to be certified in the TRUSTe Trusted Download Program. W3i has distributed over 300 million applications since its inception. It now averages 9 million installations each month.
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How does installiqupdater.exe run?

Process - installiqupdater.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. installiqupdater.exe is executed by the process searchfilterhost.exe (Windows® Search by Microsoft).

How does installiqupdater.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - installiqupdater.exe is registered with the run identifier 'InstallIQUpdater' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\W3i\InstallIQUpdater\InstallIQUpdater.exe" /silent /autorun' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the installiqupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of installiqupdater.exe users, 89.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is installiqupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03292% CPU329181.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.64 MB RAM21.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     160 /min7.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              44 GDI objects29.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\w3i\installiqupdater\installiqupdater.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by InstallIQ Updater.

What programs install installiqupdater.exe?

InstallIQ Updater by W3i, LLC - InstallIQ Updater is part of InstallIQ by W3i, a software bundler prorgam. The InstallIQ Updater Service will run in the background looking for possible updates to the various programs it has installed and if an update i
Program URL: www.installiqlearnmore.com/installiq_updater_help.html
Program help URL: mailto:support@support.w3i.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\W3i\InstallIQUpdater\
Size: 1.16 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About W3i, LLC

W3i developes a product called InstallIQ that allows software publishers montize software distribution by co-installed bundled software as well as interapp ad More...
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File details

File name: installiqupdater.exe
Publisher: W3i, LLC
Name: InstallIQ Updater
Description: InstallIQ Updater
Version: 1.4.3.0
Size: 1.13 MB
Original file name: InstallIQUpdater.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0389290625%
Privileged CPU: 0.0060109670%
User CPU: 0.03291809546463%
Privileged CPU time: 346.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 284,710,366
CPU cycle count /min: 13,827,972
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 81 MB
Peak committed memory: 87.6 MB
Paged memory: 4.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.72 MB
Paged system memory: 90.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.68 KB
Working set memory: 1.63 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.45 MB
Min working set memory: 1.63 MB
Private memory: 4.64 MB
Page faults: 5,309
Page faults /min: 103
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 131
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 172 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.09 KB
Total write operations: 385
Write operations /min: 6
Total write transfer: 65.93 KB
Write transfer /min: 888 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,309
Other operations /min: 65
Total other transfer: 83.57 KB
Other Transfer /min: 1.22 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 44
Peak GDI objects: 72
USER objects: 26
Peak USER objects: 50
Resources
Handle count average: 255
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages
winmm.dll
msxml3.dll
wininet.dll
wininet.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\W3i\InstallIQUpdater\InstallIQUpdater.exe" /silent /autorun
"C:\Program Files\W3i\InstallIQUpdater\InstallIQUpdater.exe" /silent
"C:\Program Files\W3i\InstallIQUpdater\InstallIQUpdater.exe" /silent /uac

Startup files (user) run details

Name: InstallIQUpdater
Command: "C:\Program Files\W3i\InstallIQUpdater\InstallIQUpdater.exe" /silent /autorun

Network connectivity

TCP: cdn-208-111-128-7.lga.llnw.net on port 52082
TCP: cdn-208-111-128-6.lga.llnw.net on port 49531
TCP: cdn-208-111-128-6.lga.llnw.net on port 1195
UDP: LISTENING on port 53644
UDP: LISTENING on port 1193
UDP: LISTENING on port 55786
TCP: 66.77.96.107 on port 53625
UDP: LISTENING on port 59709
UDP: LISTENING on port 57459
TCP: 66.77.96.107 on port 52062

Image hashes

MD5: 013d640ee2ba28429ae422bf20a247d3
SHA-1: 2e9470dc5ed48609eafbd6c18bd63033bdfcff60
SHA-256: 9acd4f86d78f248a9181b824a5d9d4d7d607122fd1c7f0a99083d730d5292760

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
oleacc.dll
psapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winspool.drv
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