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What is realupgrade.exe?

Part of RealUpgrade by RealNetworks

What is it?

RealUpgrade Launcher 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 realupgrade.exe from RealNetworks
Real brings you RealPlayer, the only solution you’ll need for managing all your music and videos. It’s the best free media player around for enjoying all types of entertainment! You can also transfer your media to and from your PC and mobile phone. With the RealPlayer media player, you can play files created for both MAC and PC, as well as the following types of files: m4a, mp3, wma, ra, rv, rm, ram, rmvb, wav, flv, 3gp, 3gp2, mp4, m4v, wmv, iv4, avi, MPEG-4, and more.
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How is realupgrade.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - realupgrade.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\RealUpgradeLogonTaskS-1-5-21-4161806010-2770428038-2733593372-1003.job'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - realupgrade.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\RealUpgradeLogonTaskS-1-5-21-3912885252-360296772-2790444588-1001'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the realupgrade.exe file.Of the 0.5% of realupgrade.exe users, 81.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\real\realupgrade\realupgrade.exe

Are there other versions of RealUpgrade?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real gave the Intern More...
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File details

File name: realupgrade.exe
Publisher: RealNetworks, Inc. (verified)
Name: RealUpgrade
Description: RealUpgrade Launcher
Version: 12.0.1.666
Size: 166.61 KB
Original file name: RealUpgrade.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: RealNetworks
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 8/15/2010
Expiration date: 8/16/2011

Scheduled task details

Name: RealUpgradeScheduledTaskS-1-5-21-1547134988-2182990547-1022861352-1008
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\RealUpgradeScheduledTaskS-1-5-21-1547134988-2182990547-1022861352-1008.job

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\RealUpgradeLogonTaskS-1-5-21-1547134988-2182990547-1022861352-1008.job

Image hashes

MD5: 8f3c4421e2f3ca698cdb22632aac0e3b
SHA-1: 4bd4962cf560a27077f2691f8567805f65d599cd
SHA-256: 45d93aa87f73a08edf9e3f5e65ede9e0249638055a07f6312d273ca49e7e2ccb

PE image details

File entropy: 5.76114
File packed: No
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