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What is updatereminder.exe?

Part of ESET Update Reminder by ESET spol. s r.o.

What is it?

ESET Update Reminder 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. ESET's use of assembly language in its products contributes to their low system requirements and disk space utilization. ESET calls its scanning engine ThreatSense, and makes extensive use of generic signatures and heuristics.
Description of updatereminder.exe from ESET spol. s r.o.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus System offers advanced detection technologies and multi-layered security features, along with Cybersecurity training. ESET NOD32 Antivirus System is built on ESET's unique heuristic technology that identifies viruses that have never been seen before. This enables them to protect your computer proactively, in real-time, against new viruses and cyber threats that conventional signature based antivirus products don't catch.
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How does updatereminder.exe run?

Process - updatereminder.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. updatereminder.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does updatereminder.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - updatereminder.exe is registered with the run identifier 'UpdateReminder' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Eset\UpdateReminder.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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the updatereminder.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of updatereminder.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updatereminder.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU57.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.63 MB RAM7.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              32 GDI objects21.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\eset\updatereminder.exe

Are there other versions of ESET Update Reminder?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: updatereminder.exe
Publisher: ESET, spol. s r.o. (verified)
Name: ESET Update Reminder
Description: ESET Update Reminder
Size: 441.12 KB
Original file name: UpdateReminder.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ESET
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/5/2010
Expiration date: 6/12/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000085056%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000027630%
User CPU: 0.00000574259319%
Privileged CPU time: 1421.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 32.68 MB
Peak committed memory: 45.83 MB
Paged memory: 1.63 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.16 MB
Paged system memory: 61.68 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.62 KB
Working set memory: 3.08 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.36 MB
Min working set memory: 3.08 MB
Private memory: 1.63 MB
Page faults: 3,538
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Total read transfer: 24 Bytes
Total write operations: 36
Total write transfer: 216 Bytes
Total other operations: 778
Total other transfer: 6.54 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 32
USER objects: 20
Handle count average: 52
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Eset\UpdateReminder.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: UpdateReminder
Command: C:\Program Files\Eset\UpdateReminder.exe

Image hashes

MD5: a9d1c55e73418e1062326fdffcecd515
SHA-1: 400b29cd3bf0b8e5f73538c1513e07ddbae3a270
SHA-256: 2e0e787374cde3578f08599a1dfd0307877991ff08d7eb1431282fb8f9c3823c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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