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What is dragon_updater.exe?

What is it?

Comodo Dragon Updater is the software updater 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. Comodo Dragon is a freeware web browser. The Comodo Dragon browser developed by Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. is based on the Chromium software code developed by Google.
Description of dragon_updater.exe from the publisher
Internet is the world's foremost communicative medium. Each day, the volume of messages it transmits, the tidal wave of credentials, ID numbers and passwords it requires, the preponderance of data it exhibits, and the endless array of transactions it helps consummate is unsurpassed! The Internet has grown up and of course the sophistication of millions of hackers, scammers, phishers and thieves has grown too. Comodo Dragon is your must-have online privacy keeper which has all essencial features in a light yet powerful browser. Today's Web users require MORE than a Browser that is faster, nimbler and more stable. They need one that is secure too!
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How does dragon_updater.exe run?

Service - dragon_updater.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'DragonUpdater' (COMODO Dragon Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. COMODO Dragon 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the dragon_updater.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of dragon_updater.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dragon_updater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00031% CPU3104.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.52 MB RAM21.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\comodo\dragon\dragon_updater.exe

Are there other versions of dragon_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 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dragon_updater.exe
Size: 2 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004247376%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001142868%
User CPU: 0.00031045075730%
Privileged CPU time: 1201.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 477,431,884
CPU cycle count /min: 13,237,389
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.18 MB
Paged memory: 4.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.93 MB
Paged system memory: 123.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 38.03 KB
Working set memory: 11.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.7 MB
Min working set memory: 10.62 MB
Private memory: 4.52 MB
Page faults: 12,983
Page faults /min: 21
Process I/O averages
Total write operations: 439
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.32 MB
Write transfer /min: 3.88 KB
Total other operations: 20,337
Other operations /min: 33
Total other transfer: 2.98 MB
Other Transfer /min: 4.98 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 247
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
wow64.dll

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\Comodo\Dragon\dragon_updater.exe"

Service details

Name: COMODO Dragon Update Service
Service name: DragonUpdater
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Automatically installs updates for COMODO Dragon”

Network connectivity

TCP: downloads.comodo.com on port 58325

Image hashes

MD5: dc94357f990759316423d021aeeaaf45
SHA-1: 889cb9259c77f35d54dc06ce9984b820d2065703

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
crypt32.dll
distribution.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
imm32.dll
kernel32.dll
msimg32.dll
ole32.dll
oleacc.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
wintrust.dll
wtsapi32.dll
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