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What is updater.exe?

Part of AcerCloud by Acer

What is it?

Acer Cloud 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 does updater.exe run?

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

How does updater.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - updater.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AcerCloud' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Cloud\updater.exe' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the updater.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of updater.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01948% CPU194837.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
64.2 MB RAM298.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
66 GDI objects44.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,320 context switches/sec1320.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\acer\acer cloud\updater.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 AcerCloud.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Acer Incorporated

The Acer Group is a family of four brands – Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. Acer's products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers More...
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File details

File name: updater.exe
Publisher: Acer Incorporated (verified)
Name: AcerCloud
Description: AcerCloud
Version: 2.2.2018.0
Size: 10.55 MB
Original file name: ACPanel.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/2/2010
Expiration date: 9/13/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0203641074%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008803811%
User CPU: 0.01948372628429%
Privileged CPU time: 13585.94 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 36 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,428,517,151
Context switches /sec: 1,320
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 369.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 388.36 MB
Paged memory: 64.2 MB
Peak paged memory: 69.21 MB
Paged system memory: 588.29 KB
Non-paged system memory: 159.09 KB
Working set memory: 62.67 MB
Peak working set memory: 84.2 MB
Min working set memory: 62.22 MB
Private memory: 64.2 MB
Page faults: 45,504
Page faults /min: 136
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 189
Total read transfer: 3.23 MB
Total write operations: 226
Total write transfer: 14.51 KB
Total other operations: 12,989
Total other transfer: 1013.71 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 66
Peak GDI objects: 69
USER objects: 91
Peak USER objects: 98
Handle count average: 972
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Cloud\updater.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: AcerCloud
Command: C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Cloud\updater.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 9741f4d7fc9dcebb54a331222f14522c
SHA-1: 1a3f29994daf50f2b129e40c735250ee0ca16858

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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