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What is softwareupdate.exe?

Part of Apple Software Update by Apple Computer

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How is softwareupdate.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - softwareupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AppleSoftwareUpdate'. 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 softwareupdate.exe file.Of the 0.5% of softwareupdate.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe

Are there other versions of Apple Software Update?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: softwareupdate.exe
Publisher: Apple Computer, Inc. (verified)
Name: Apple Software Update
Description: Software Application
Size: 665.59 KB
Original file name: SoftwareUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Apple Computer
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/22/2008

Scheduled task details

Name: AppleSoftwareUpdate
Command: \AppleSoftwareUpdate

Image hashes

MD5: accf8babebb0eade39b372d0da330879
SHA-1: d64ea851193f07eb4f627c43471b0b3a1dc84187
SHA-256: e17d51c0ee6854a8bea43f24f3fb13af183d74fe2979a499ce3b6a0cdcf18d7c

PE image details

File packed: No
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