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What is update3.exe?

Part of PC Utility Kit by PC Utility Kit

What is it?

PC Utility Kit (update3.exe) 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 update3.exe from PC Utility Kit
Windows PC issues can arise from a variety of computer errors usually originating from corrupt or missing registry files. Other contributing factors could be ActiveX errors or malicious software such as malware and spyware. These types of problems are the consequence of not properly maintaining your system. If left unchecked these problems can result in critical system errors, freezes, and even a total system failure. The Recommended Solution is to use the Free Scan in the PC Utility Kit to Diagnose Windows PC Issues as well as other problems plaguing your system. Once registered, this tool can repair the issues that may be causing your system to malfunction while simultaneously boosting computer speed, optimizing memory, improving protection, and much more.
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How is update3.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - update3.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\PC Utility Kit Update3'. 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the update3.exe file.Of the 0.6% of update3.exe users, 84.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\pc utility kit\uus3\update3.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: update3.exe
Publisher: PC Utility Kit
Name: PC Utility Kit
Description: PC Utility Kit
Version: 3, 0, 0, 4
Product version:
Size: 384 KB
Original file name: Update3.exe

Scheduled task details

Name: PC Utility Kit Update3
Command: \PC Utility Kit Update3

Image hashes

MD5: 033d832bf2b70b86446d5a463804a218
SHA-1: 85079cf0ae255dcd91c4b81409f893b3ca1a6bff
SHA-256: 1566c6658eccac9af125e681c626f800f24c2c2ae437e4c69094ae6f6f237f48

PE image details

File packed: No
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