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What is UpdaterService.exe?

Part of Updater by Acer

What is it?

The Acer 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.
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How does updaterservice.exe run?

Service - UpdaterService.exe runs as a background Windows service (Updater 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the updaterservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of updaterservice.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is UpdaterService.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00102% CPU10193.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.48 MB RAM6.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     60 /min2.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\emachines\emachines updater\updaterservice.exe

Are there other versions of Updater?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Acer Incorporated

The Acer Group is a family of four brands – Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. Acer's products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers More...
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File details

File name: UpdaterService.exe
Publisher: Acer Incorporated (verified)
Name: Updater
Description: Updater Service
Version: 1.02.3501
Size: 249.39 KB
Original file name: Updater Service

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/2/2010
Expiration date: 9/13/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0022661199%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012468089%
User CPU: 0.00101931102384%
Privileged CPU time: 78113.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 14 ms
CPU cycle count: 528,726,718
CPU cycle count /min: 98,242,421
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 40.1 MB
Peak committed memory: 42.36 MB
Paged memory: 1.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.54 MB
Paged system memory: 70.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.48 KB
Working set memory: 2.94 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.39 MB
Min working set memory: 2.76 MB
Private memory: 1.48 MB
Page faults: 3,633
Page faults /min: 1,365
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 251
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 580.46 KB
Read transfer /min: 94 Bytes
Total write operations: 115
Write operations /min: 2
Total write transfer: 6.62 KB
Write transfer /min: 183 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,991
Other operations /min: 67
Total other transfer: 61.19 KB
Other Transfer /min: 344 Bytes
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Updater\UpdaterService.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Updater\UpdaterService.exe"

Service details

Name: Updater Service

Image hashes

MD5: 6bb516a31de232dab436ff3a117e1e80
SHA-1: 7141a688e6fd6fd835826915f95148bb47909845
SHA-256: 1b91633c9d2fdd27b1712557e95d5642973105f0161d57e074a0601b666f1221

PE image details

File entropy: 6.21700
File packed: No
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