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What is gfk-updater.exe?

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How does gfk-updater.exe run?

Service - gfk-updater.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'GfK-Update-Service' (GfK-Update-Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. GfK-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 0.2% of all Boost users have the gfk-updater.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of gfk-updater.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gfk-updater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00092% CPU9181.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.37 MB RAM71.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\gfk internet-monitor\gfk-updater.exe

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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: gfk-updater.exe
Size: 1.31 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: GfK SE
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 4/3/2013
Expiration date: 4/3/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012549948%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003368513%
User CPU: 0.00091814349176%
Privileged CPU time: 5226.03 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,773,670,599
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 105.13 MB
Peak committed memory: 117.4 MB
Paged memory: 15.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 17.51 MB
Paged system memory: 159.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 27.02 KB
Working set memory: 22.32 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.94 MB
Min working set memory: 19.5 MB
Private memory: 15.37 MB
Page faults: 175,994
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 49,083
Total read transfer: 5.83 MB
Total write operations: 1,127
Total write transfer: 2.18 MB
Total other operations: 76,804
Total other transfer: 5.9 MB
Handle count average: 290
Thread count average: 6
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\GfK Internet-Monitor\GfK-Updater.exe"

Service details

Name: GfK-Update-Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “GfK-Update-Service”

Image hashes

MD5: b9c1c25d8324a39cebf75b0407db874c
SHA-1: 05c99b4bfccb8da39507ab21e6a24d0860c035c1

PE image details

File packed: No
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