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What is winzipdu.exe?

Part of WinZip Driver Updater by WinZip Computing S.L. (WinZip Computing)

What is it?

WinZip Driver Updater is a software application designed to check the PC's currently installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software will automatically download them from the manufacturers web site and install them.
Description of winzipdu.exe from WinZip Computing S.L. (WinZip Computing)
WinZip Driver Updater is a powerful utility that makes the task of managing your PC's device driver updates quick and easy! Every hardware component connected to your PC uses a set of instructions contained in a device driver file. Manufacturers periodically release updated driver files that fix known bugs or improve a component's overall performance. Keeping track of these updates and ensuring that you have the latest drivers for each component can be tedious and time-consuming. Moreover, accidentally installing the wrong driver can lead to system issues and device failure.
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How does winzipdu.exe run?

Process - winzipdu.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does winzipdu.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - winzipdu.exe is registered with the run identifier 'WINZIPDUDriverUpdater' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\winzipdu.exe" /schedule' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - winzipdu.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\WinZipDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup'. 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the winzipdu.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of winzipdu.exe users, 55.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winzipdu.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04360% CPU436042.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.8 MB RAM40.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
536 GDI objects357.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     5 context switches/sec5.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\winzip driver updater\winzipdu.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 WinZip Driver Updater.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: winzipdu.exe
Name: WinZip Driver Updater
Description: WinZip Driver Updater
Version: 1.0.648.11339
Size: 1.74 MB
Original file name: winzipdu.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: WinZip Computing
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/13/2009
Expiration date: 4/13/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0637708738%
Privileged CPU: 0.0201666003%
User CPU: 0.04360427355603%
Privileged CPU time: 464.19 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,603,819,450
Context switches /sec: 5
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 93.44 MB
Peak committed memory: 101.38 MB
Paged memory: 8.8 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.16 MB
Paged system memory: 164.57 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.58 KB
Working set memory: 1.62 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.3 MB
Min working set memory: 936 KB
Private memory: 8.8 MB
Page faults: 17,598
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,659
Total read transfer: 12.78 MB
Total write operations: 14
Total write transfer: 3.44 KB
Total other operations: 5,457
Total other transfer: 17.86 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 536
Peak GDI objects: 499
USER objects: 252
Peak USER objects: 246
Handle count average: 194
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\winzipdu.exe"
"C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\winzipdu.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: WINZIPDUDriverUpdater
Command: "C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\winzipdu.exe" /schedule

Scheduled task details

Name: \WinZipDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup

Image hashes

MD5: db5644a55848f839e9e08932d206cf8f
SHA-1: 25200c31d861aeaee5a9860229bed1e8393a30a7
SHA-256: c94bc676b721efc4417446dc164ace0a9208c5291a23d4fde274549c41104278

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.89861
File packed: No
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