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What is updatesrv.exe?

Part of Bitdefender 2013 by Bitdefender

What is it?

Bitdefender Update Service is part of Bitdefender, an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. Bitdefender is designed to protect computers from viruses and spyware. Unlike the commercial version, the free tools only offer an on-demand virus scanning and doesn't provide real time scanning.
Description of updatesrv.exe from Bitdefender
Bitdefender 2013 builds on #1 ranked antivirus technology to secure online transactions, protect mobile devices from theft, automatically back up files, and Tune-Up PCs. Active Virus Control is a proactive, dynamic detection technology which monitors processes' behavior in real-time, as they are running, and tags suspicious activities. Personal Data Filter prevents critical data from ever leaving your computer. Antiphising - Analyzes and blocks websites that support various scams or credit card phishing attempts.
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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.

Community

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.
0.00057% CPU5671.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.98 MB RAM27.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          470 /min20.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          15 context switches/sec15.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bitdefender\bitdefender 2013\updatesrv.exe

Are there other versions of Bitdefender 2013?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 2013.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 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 2013
Description: Bitdefender Update Service
Version: 16.32.0.1887 101896
Size: 65.74 KB
Original file name: updatesrv.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Bitdefender SRL
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/14/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009486737%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003815726%
User CPU: 0.00056710111653%
Privileged CPU time: 210.74 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 794,672,473
CPU cycle count /min: 38,813,173
Context switches /sec: 15
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 86.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 88.97 MB
Paged memory: 5.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.16 MB
Paged system memory: 128.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.45 KB
Working set memory: 12.1 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.2 MB
Min working set memory: 11.78 MB
Private memory: 5.98 MB
Page faults: 4,400
Page faults /min: 24
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 85,412
Read operations /min: 410
Total read transfer: 506.96 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.52 KB
Total write operations: 12,230
Write operations /min: 60
Total write transfer: 2.37 MB
Write transfer /min: 11.79 KB
Total other operations: 8,158
Other operations /min: 34
Total other transfer: 13.71 KB
Other Transfer /min: 82 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 221
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages
sechost.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2013\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: 745b247dfb4c2466b382ae4b2062eb02
SHA-1: 7f3ec418bbd48adca608b40430efa06c4d43c1a5
SHA-256: a391bfc9a2ad02d2a23112f16ff3ce8e291caaa93f7c91fb2b2c1a8e1853da5f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp100.dll
msvcr100.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
winmm.dll
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