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What is toolbarupdaterservice.exe?

What is it?

ToolbarUpdaterService.exe for the StartNow Toolbar 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 toolbarupdaterservice.exe from the publisher
StartNow toolbar is developed by Zugo and it gives you instant access to multimedia search, Facebook one click away, your local weather forecast and many other features that give you the best online experience. It is simple, light weight and blends perfectly with your browser to give you instant access to your favourite sites and information.
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How does toolbarupdaterservice.exe run?

Service - toolbarupdaterservice.exe runs as a background Windows service (Toolbar Updater Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the toolbarupdaterservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of toolbarupdaterservice.exe users, 86.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is toolbarupdaterservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01808% CPU180757.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.73 MB RAM17.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     100 /min4.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\startnow toolbar\toolbarupdaterservice.exe

Are there other versions of toolbarupdaterservice.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: toolbarupdaterservice.exe
Size: 239.22 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Zugo Ltd
Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network
Expiration date: 1/27/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0199402587%
Privileged CPU: 0.0018645190%
User CPU: 0.01807573978867%
Privileged CPU time: 69.71 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 608,160,617
CPU cycle count /min: 4,143,924
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 67.03 MB
Peak committed memory: 75.13 MB
Paged memory: 3.73 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.16 MB
Paged system memory: 100.57 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.08 KB
Working set memory: 842 KB
Peak working set memory: 9.12 MB
Min working set memory: 777 KB
Private memory: 3.73 MB
Page faults: 4,740
Page faults /min: 17
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 246
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 662.93 KB
Read transfer /min: 7.19 KB
Total write operations: 283
Write operations /min: 3
Total write transfer: 1.26 MB
Write transfer /min: 14.19 KB
Total other operations: 3,080
Other operations /min: 23
Total other transfer: 34.62 KB
Other Transfer /min: 258 Bytes
Handle count average: 261
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar\ToolbarUpdaterService.exe"
"C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar\ToolbarUpdaterService.exe"

Service details

Name: Toolbar Updater Service

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 51656
UDP: LISTENING on port 60494
UDP: LISTENING on port 51832

Image hashes

MD5: 70eb41a4417ba0aa36ae12bf2b4d98f6
SHA-1: ee697048ccb7950d5b03a98a1b3850e84dfa16c1
SHA-256: 62c4aa714d27f9306338266ad757d701a2d07d68210d2db9754bb6589acc17f9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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