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What is bdtupdateservice.exe?

Part of Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender by Threat Expert Ltd.

What is it?

Browser Defender Update Service is a 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 bdtupdateservice.exe from Threat Expert Ltd.
The Browser Defender toolbar allows you to surf safely by displaying site ratings as you browse the internet. When you visit a site, our server checks the address and Browser Defender displays a safety rating based on any potentially malicious behavior or threats associated with the site. Browser Defener also marks up search results provided by popular search engines including Google and Yahoo! so you can see which sites Browser Defender™ deems unsafe before you visit them. Browser Defender helps you surf the web safely, but for advanced antivirus protection, check out Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus from PC Tools.
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How does bdtupdateservice.exe run?

Service - bdtupdateservice.exe runs as a background Windows service (Browser Defender Update 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the bdtupdateservice.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of bdtupdateservice.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is bdtupdateservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00263% CPU26292.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.73 MB RAM22.0%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc tools security\bdt\bdtupdateservice.exe

Are there other versions of Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Def...?

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 Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: bdtupdateservice.exe
Publisher: Threat Expert Ltd. (verified)
Name: Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender
Description: Browser Defender Update Service
Version: 2, 0, 6, 15
Size: 109.95 KB
Original file name: BDTUpdateService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0028921983%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002629271%
User CPU: 0.00262927120303%
Privileged CPU time: 156 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 705,049,548
CPU cycle count /min: 2,247,455
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 65.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 66.02 MB
Paged memory: 4.73 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.75 MB
Paged system memory: 112.41 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.92 KB
Working set memory: 372 KB
Peak working set memory: 7.35 MB
Min working set memory: 76 KB
Private memory: 4.73 MB
Page faults: 2,814
Page faults /min: 9
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 7
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 352.21 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.12 KB
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 246 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,072
Other operations /min: 7
Total other transfer: 2.69 KB
Other Transfer /min: 9 Bytes
Handle count average: 129
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe"

Service details

Name: Browser Defender Update Service

Image hashes

MD5: 21fa3e51618ff8e2f4b29964abc5884f
SHA-1: aaf9717ef93c56b91182891930336c128aa3f8d3
SHA-256: ab6e5acebc426354c7cd7d297d8d2ca086755f0e410320ca15b989e8963ecc78

PE image details

File packed: No
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