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What is updatesrv.exe?

Part of Bitdefender 2014 by Bitdefender

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How does updatesrv.exe run?

Service - updatesrv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'UPDATESRV' (Bitdefender Desktop Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Bitdefender Desktop Update Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the updatesrv.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of updatesrv.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updatesrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU112.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5 MB RAM23.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     132 /min5.9%
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\updatesrv.exe

Are there other versions of Bitdefender 2014?

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 2014.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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: updatesrv.exe
Publisher: Bitdefender (verified)
Name: Bitdefender 2014
Description: Bitdefender Update Service
Version: 102308
Size: 65.74 KB
Original file name: updatesrv.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Bitdefender SRL
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/12/2012
Expiration date: 5/1/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000889694%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000777459%
User CPU: 0.00001122357754%
Privileged CPU time: 2155.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,130,612,078
CPU cycle count /min: 13,819,414
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 78.15 MB
Peak committed memory: 81.33 MB
Paged memory: 5 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.16 MB
Paged system memory: 116.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.73 KB
Working set memory: 19.04 MB
Peak working set memory: 21.68 MB
Min working set memory: 17.41 MB
Private memory: 5 MB
Page faults: 15,687
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 493,894
Read operations /min: 108
Total read transfer: 4.44 MB
Read transfer /min: 1009 Bytes
Total write operations: 110,756
Write operations /min: 24
Total write transfer: 12.85 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.89 KB
Total other operations: 31,901
Other operations /min: 6
Total other transfer: 116.67 KB
Other Transfer /min: 26 Bytes
Handle count average: 232
Thread count average: 18
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender\updatesrv.exe" /service

Service details

Name: Bitdefender Desktop Update Service
Service name: UPDATESRV
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Downloads Bitdefender updates and new malware signatures from the Internet.”

Image hashes

MD5: 612aacddff7ef81375927c2d7e4e810c
SHA-1: 9d667f65ce4e2188a38b2af533ce136f7cde7ff8

PE image details

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