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What is gcupdater.exe?

Part of GameCenter Updater Application by http://joyvy.com/

What is it?

Game Center Updater Application 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 gcupdater.exe run?

Process - gcupdater.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. gcupdater.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does gcupdater.exe start?

Scheduled task - gcupdater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Game CenterUpdate'. 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 gcupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of gcupdater.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gcupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00132% CPU13228.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.1 MB RAM23.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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 GameCenter Updater Application.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: gcupdater.exe
Publisher: http://joyvy.com/ (verified)
Name: GameCenter Updater Application
Description: GameCenter Updater Application
Version: 1, 0, 0, 138
Product version:
Size: 175.38 KB
Original file name: GameCenterUpdater.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: DigiCert Inc
Effective date: 12/16/2012
Expiration date: 12/22/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0044127081%
Privileged CPU: 0.0030898406%
User CPU: 0.00132286753611%
Privileged CPU time: 327.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,646,055,250
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 83.68 MB
Peak committed memory: 88.73 MB
Paged memory: 5.1 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.18 MB
Paged system memory: 154.51 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.89 KB
Working set memory: 6.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.08 MB
Min working set memory: 6.68 MB
Private memory: 5.1 MB
Page faults: 3,585
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 30
Total read transfer: 10.29 KB
Total write operations: 40
Total write transfer: 102.5 KB
Total other operations: 1,692
Total other transfer: 411.89 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 7
Handle count average: 234
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Scheduled task details

Name: \Game CenterUpdate

Network connectivity

TCP: v-2-do19-d3464-234.webazilla.com on port 49986

Image hashes

MD5: 95a00ab183fbe6e92985d87d9a8ead3f
SHA-1: 04c2a6733bebfe134f8cd010a0c969ea9d0f34c7
SHA-256: b31706dd143b05a64fe8f6d59a8496bced0756fcb1d78ef89ce82d56d3cc489e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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