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What is updatechecker.exe?

Part of FileHippo.com Update Checker by FileHippo.com

What is it?

FileHippo.com Update Checker 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 updatechecker.exe from FileHippo.com
The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download. Please note that not all programs are supported.
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How does updatechecker.exe run?

Process - updatechecker.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. updatechecker.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does updatechecker.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - updatechecker.exe is registered with the run identifier 'FileHippo.com' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\UpdateChecker.exe" /background' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - updatechecker.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\FileHippo.com online update program'. 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the updatechecker.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of updatechecker.exe users, 80.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updatechecker.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.15002% CPU1500238.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
20.32 MB RAM94.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
800 /min35.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              42 GDI objects28.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\filehippo.com\updatechecker.exe

Are there other versions of FileHippo.com Update Checker?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: updatechecker.exe
Publisher: FileHippo.com
Name: FileHippo.com Update Checker
Description: FileHippo.com Update Checker
Size: 300.5 KB
Original file name: UpdateChecker.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1528514600%
Privileged CPU: 0.0028276186%
User CPU: 0.15002384135993%
Privileged CPU time: 312.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 139.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 162.65 MB
Paged memory: 20.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 28.74 MB
Paged system memory: 101.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 39.25 KB
Working set memory: 24.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.72 MB
Min working set memory: 24.71 MB
Private memory: 20.32 MB
Page faults: 7,063
Page faults /min: 11
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 26,195
Read operations /min: 39
Total read transfer: 102.12 MB
Read transfer /min: 156.96 KB
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 671 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,448
Other operations /min: 7
Total other transfer: 225.05 KB
Other Transfer /min: 346 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 42
USER objects: 35
Handle count average: 224
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\UpdateChecker.exe" /background

Startup files (user) run details

Name: FileHippo.com
Command: "C:\Program Files\FileHippo.com\UpdateChecker.exe" /background

Scheduled task details

Name: \FileHippo.com online update program

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 1025

Image hashes

MD5: d72d08898e2ba14b8fd6e9533c714385
SHA-1: 3f8609c14ca3fb9b9690958f1d619ff2ed4b94ec
SHA-256: f4337d46bbb5886ed654157c3bb1b2779376e919f1c5d8e5ff2f8c6b7306f8c4

PE image details

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