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What is update.exe?

Part of Windows Service Pack Setup by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Service Pack Setup 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.
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How does update.exe run?

Process - update.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. update.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the update.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of update.exe users, 81.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\windows\softwaredistribution\download\ce94667610a598ad7fb4959ab31aefac\update\update.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: update.exe
Name: Windows Service Pack Setup
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.0013.0 built by: dnsrv
Product version: 6.3.0013.0
Size: 737.87 KB
Original file name: UPDATE.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 191.3081081081%
Privileged CPU: 2.4216216216%
User CPU: 188.88648648648600%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
update\update.exe /si /ParentInfC:3ab2fc803ffc1e45810e6155b04b912a

Image hashes

MD5: 0ff4e4e0dd01e7872d9c2013560fd4a7
SHA-256: fadc30d8a636762c424ff4f49d528f22d59c46c20c24c5c4b73badb4deb5e8a1

PE image details

File packed: No
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