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What is downloader.exe?

Part of BitDefender Shared Components by BitDefender

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How does downloader.exe run?

Process - downloader.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. downloader.exe is executed by the process updatesrv.exe (BitDefender 2011 by BitDefender SRL).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the downloader.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of downloader.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is downloader.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00427% CPU42673.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.99 MB RAM27.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bitdefender\bitdefender 2011\downloader.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by BitDefender Shared Components.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About BitDefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. The BitDefender products feature antivirus and antispyware, pers More...
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File details

File name: downloader.exe
Publisher: BitDefender (verified)
Name: BitDefender Shared Components
Description: BitDefender Update Downloader
Version: 1,0,20,20
Size: 98.73 KB
Original file name: downloader.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: BitDefender SRL
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/2/2010
Expiration date: 7/2/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0115031896%
Privileged CPU: 0.0072358773%
User CPU: 0.00426731225674%
Privileged CPU time: 78 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 323,484,048
CPU cycle count /min: 624,440
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 57.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 61.18 MB
Paged memory: 5.99 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.22 MB
Paged system memory: 101.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.56 KB
Working set memory: 9.03 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.47 MB
Min working set memory: 9.03 MB
Private memory: 5.99 MB
Page faults: 2,849
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 7
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 607.1 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.17 KB
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 258 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,642
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 6.33 KB
Other Transfer /min: 13 Bytes
Handle count average: 119
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\downloader.exe" /seed /trace /stopevent 864

Image hashes

MD5: 3ef80809dc6c13d90885ad2c112eb95c
SHA-1: d365e22e806d3cdf778077b88b85a69cbe1b1984

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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