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What is checkupdate.exe?

What is it?

checkupdate.exe is the software updater forXvid 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 checkupdate.exe from the publisher
Xvid is a video codec for PC, whereas codec is an abbreviation for [co]der/[dec]oder, hence describes a program to encode and decode digital video. The purpose of encoding video data is to reduce redundancies – that means to make it smaller for faster transmission over computer networks or for more efficient storage on computer disks. Hence, Xvid can somewhat be seen as a ZIP for video. But unlike ZIP, Xvid is not lossless. That means that a video after compression and decompression with Xvid won't be identical to the original source. Typically however, a difference to the source is visually imperceptible.
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How is checkupdate.exe loaded?

Startup files (user) run - checkupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Xvid' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Xvid\CheckUpdate.exe' 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.
Startup files (all users) run - checkupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier '4shared Update' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\checkUpdate.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the checkupdate.exe file.Of the 0.3% of checkupdate.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\xvid\checkupdate.exe

Are there other versions of checkupdate.exe?

What programs install checkupdate.exe?

4shared Desktop by 4shared.com
Program URL: www.4shared.com/desktop/
Install path: C:\Program Files\4shared desktop
Size: 13.97 MB
4shared Toolbar by 4shared.com - Installs a Conduit powered OurToolbar in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can sugge
Program URL: www.4shared.com/toolbar/
Install path: C:\Program Files\4shared toolbar
Size: 845.45 KB
Xvid Video Codec by Xvid Team - Xvid is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). It uses ASP features such as b-frames, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, lumi masking, tr
Install path: C:\Program Files\Xvid
Size: 6.66 MB
Xvid MPEG-4 Video Codec by Xvid Team
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Program help URL: forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=52
Install path: C:\Program Files\Xvid\
Size: 1.32 MB
Xvid 1.2.2 final uninstall by Xvid Team - Xvid is a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). It uses ASP features such as b-frames, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, lumi masking,
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Program help URL: forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=52
Install path: C:\Program Files\Xvid\
Size: 752.88 KB
Xvid 1.2.1 final uninstall by Xvid Team
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Program help URL: forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=52
Install path: C:\Program Files\Xvid\
Size: 752.59 KB
Xvid 1.3.0 by Xvid Solutions
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\xvid
Size: 15.9 MB
Xvid 1.1.2 final uninstall by Xvid Team
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Program help URL: forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=52
Install path: C:\Program Files\Xvid\
Size: 747.2 KB
Xvid 1.1.3 final uninstall by Xvid Team
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Program help URL: forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=52
Install path: C:\Program Files\Xvid\
Size: 746.77 KB
WinZip 15.0 by WinZip Computing, S.L. - WinZip 15 implemented new performance architecture for high-speed zipping, interface improvements with refined menu designs and more intuitive icons, new desktop ZIP/UNZIP gadget with drag-and-drop functionality. WinZip
Program URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=ES&url=www.winzip.com
Program help URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com/contact.htm
Install path: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Size: 32.46 MB
Mozilla Firefox 21.0 (x86 en-US) by Mozilla - Firefox 21 was released on May 14, 2013. The Social API now supports multiple providers, enhanced three-state UI for Do Not Track (DNT). Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source is a web browser coordinated by Mozilla C
Program URL: www.mozilla.com/en-US/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
Size: 45.93 MB
Xvid 1.2.2 by Koepi's build
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Install path: C:\Program Files\xvid
Size: 876.04 KB
XviD 1.1 final uninstall by Xvid Team
Program URL: www.xvid.org/
Program help URL: forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=52
Install path: C:\Program Files\XviD\
Size: 746.76 KB

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: checkupdate.exe
Version: 4.4.0.0
Product version: 1.0.0.0
Size: 1.51 MB

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Xvid
Command: C:\Program Files\Xvid\CheckUpdate.exe

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: 4shared Update
Command: "C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\checkUpdate.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 05df8d15a75e9b885f3653ee1acbdfbe
SHA-1: bcd6ba61482dcd6952be72aff555f505ef8f66aa
SHA-256: 9311e99f6aea3ded01a9b27cc4353fd2c5eb42bb960193e257c2a481857a97ee

PE image details

File packed: No
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