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What is updaterstartuputility.exe?

Part of Adobe Updater Startup Utility by Adobe Systems

What is it?

Adobe Updater Startup Utility 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.
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How does updaterstartuputility.exe run?

Process - updaterstartuputility.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. updaterstartuputility.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does updaterstartuputility.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - updaterstartuputility.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - updaterstartuputility.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0-FADLI-PC-FADLI'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the updaterstartuputility.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of updaterstartuputility.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updaterstartuputility.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01753% CPU175337.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.42 MB RAM11.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\updaterstartuputility.exe

Are there other versions of Adobe Updater Startup Utility?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: updaterstartuputility.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe Updater Startup Utility
Description: Adobe Updater Startup Utility
Version: 6\,2\,0\,4
Product version: (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME)
Size: 434.48 KB
Original file name: UpdateInstaller.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/11/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0193456020%
Privileged CPU: 0.0018118238%
User CPU: 0.01753377823932%
Privileged CPU time: 31.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 151,946,350
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 80.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.47 MB
Paged memory: 2.42 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.43 MB
Paged system memory: 136.43 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.02 KB
Working set memory: 1.25 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.84 MB
Min working set memory: 1.25 MB
Private memory: 2.42 MB
Page faults: 1,808
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8
Total read transfer: 23.82 KB
Total write operations: 1
Total write transfer: 116 Bytes
Total other operations: 751
Total other transfer: 10.18 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 122
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" -mode=scheduled

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0-CHERIF-g6
Command: \AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0-CHERIF-g6

Image hashes

MD5: 320681df28d82cdca7e3eed0846625db
SHA-1: 42a6e03fd6f7afa6b9e508ed7565e5249a0324fd
SHA-256: 7f709adfb0fe36bec857a928e9cb29bb5b6c0bad98824d0302c7bb7185100cb9

PE image details

File packed: No
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