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What is update_checker.exe?

Part of FilesFrog.com Update Checker by Somoto

What is it?

Somoto FilesFrog.com Update Checker (update_checker.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 update_checker.exe from Somoto
Somoto Toolbar is a customized toolbar software that will help enrich your social media and web browsing experience. Somoto Toolbar is compatible with major browsers. Somoto Toolbar Firefox and Internet Explorer are some examples. If you have found the Somoto Toolbar on your browser and are not sure how it got there, this is because we have many partners who have integrated our solution. You must have accepted the offer presented for Somoto Toolbar during their installation process. Somoto toolbar is safe and secure, as we require full user consent for all aspects of the toolbar. Somoto absolutely does not and will not hijack your settings. All changes require full user consent. We are here to enrich your internet experience, not to hijack your browser. Somoto maintains the highest standards of privacy and security. We require our partners to be 100% safe and secure as well. There is no Somoto Toolbar virus, as we are totally spam free.
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How does update_checker.exe run?

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

How does update_checker.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - update_checker.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SDP' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\FilesFrog Update Checker\update_checker.exe /auto ' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the update_checker.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of update_checker.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is update_checker.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00870% CPU87020.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.81 MB RAM13.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              32 GDI objects21.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
40 context switches/sec40.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\filesfrog update checker\update_checker.exe

Are there other versions of FilesFrog.com Update Checker?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (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: update_checker.exe
Publisher: Somoto (verified)
Name: FilesFrog.com Update Checker
Description: FilesFrog.com Update Checker
Version: 4, 3, 0, 0
Product version: 4.3.0
Size: 197.08 KB
Original file name: update_checker.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Somoto Ltd.
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Expiration date: 9/19/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0093925785%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006905320%
User CPU: 0.00870204644718%
Privileged CPU time: 572261.3 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 355,783,275
CPU cycle count /min: 6,546,165
Context switches /sec: 40
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 71.96 MB
Peak committed memory: 98.46 MB
Paged memory: 2.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 17.58 MB
Paged system memory: 131.57 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.14 KB
Working set memory: 3.21 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.3 MB
Min working set memory: 2.61 MB
Private memory: 2.81 MB
Page faults: 8,815
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 21,712
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 84.61 MB
Read transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total write operations: 77
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 426.28 KB
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,258
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 136.2 KB
Other Transfer /min: 8 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 32
Peak GDI objects: 32
USER objects: 62
Peak USER objects: 62
Handle count average: 202
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\filesfrog update checker\update_checker.exe" /auto
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\FilesFrog Update Checker\update_checker.exe" /auto
"C:\Program Files\FilesFrog Update Checker\update_checker.exe" /auto
"C:\Program Files\FilesFrog Update Checker\update_checker.exe" /auto

Startup files (user) run details

Name: SDP
Command: C:\Program Files\FilesFrog Update Checker\update_checker.exe /auto

Network connectivity

TCP: on port 64889
TCP: localhost on port 2184

Image hashes

MD5: ff786a74f62361a71aecdb8f8ac95d6f
SHA-1: 76039d5a64ef897b1aa388eed70452774019db59
SHA-256: 767d9286709feba392fe2a6ed3b2b991d314b627f4dd4fede59cfac1a3ca2e58

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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