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What is updatesrv.exe?

Part of BitDefender 2011 by BitDefender S.R.L.

What is it?

BitDefender Update Service 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 updatesrv.exe run?

Service - updatesrv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Updatesrv' (BitDefender Desktop Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. BitDefender Desktop Update Service 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the updatesrv.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of updatesrv.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updatesrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU51.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.79 MB RAM73.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     156 /min6.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ultimate protection plan\ultimate protection plan\updatesrv.exe

Are there other versions of BitDefender 2011?

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 BitDefender 2011.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: updatesrv.exe
Publisher: BitDefender S.R.L. (verified)
Name: BitDefender 2011
Description: BitDefender Update Service
Version: 14,0,28,25
Product version: 14,0,28,357
Size: 51.98 KB
Original file name: updatesrv.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: BitDefender SRL
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 1/7/2010
Expiration date: 1/7/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000083651%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000032482%
User CPU: 0.00000511690973%
Privileged CPU time: 11193.07 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 627,980,902
CPU cycle count /min: 9,233,445
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 93.42 MB
Peak committed memory: 96.42 MB
Paged memory: 15.79 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.91 MB
Paged system memory: 148.52 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.07 KB
Working set memory: 5.59 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.92 MB
Min working set memory: 3.29 MB
Private memory: 15.79 MB
Page faults: 55,588
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,480,248
Read operations /min: 117
Total read transfer: 118.19 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.23 KB
Total write operations: 1,088,550
Write operations /min: 39
Total write transfer: 74.79 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.54 KB
Total other operations: 93,564
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 490.6 KB
Other Transfer /min: 18 Bytes
Handle count average: 1,601
Thread count average: 16
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\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\updatesrv.exe" /service

Service details

Name: BitDefender Desktop Update Service
Service name: Updatesrv
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Downloads BitDefender updates and new malware signatures from the Internet.”

Image hashes

MD5: 4e3696d404b2d4d0c370d1faba2123ed
SHA-1: 91bda3c095fd2fc481592f68e2e067c35fbc5b20

PE image details

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