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What is updatechecker.exe?

Part of UpdateChecker Application

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How is updatechecker.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - updatechecker.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ASUS\ASUS Update Checker'. 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.
Startup files (all users) run - updatechecker.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ASUS Update Checker' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUSUpdate\UpdateChecker\UpdateChecker.exe' 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 tasks startup - updatechecker.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ASUS\ASUS Update Checker'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the updatechecker.exe file.Of the 0.1% of updatechecker.exe users, 89.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\asus\asusupdate\updatechecker\updatechecker.exe

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: updatechecker.exe
Name: UpdateChecker Application
Description: UpdateChecker MFC Application
Version: 1, 0, 8, 0
Size: 112 KB
Original file name: UpdateChecker.EXE

Scheduled task details

Name: ASUS Update Checker
Command: \ASUS\ASUS Update Checker

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ASUS Update Checker
Command: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUSUpdate\UpdateChecker\UpdateChecker.exe

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \ASUS\ASUS Update Checker

Image hashes

MD5: 7169dbc28ac7780daec53443690eadd8
SHA-1: b718a45d84bce1e13d6c5d18f1722df517c75b0c
SHA-256: 439b6a4139a0b19fbb6d32a20edf89bf3b9ccbd68a5706d58cb70004db4e64f5

PE image details

File packed: No
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