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What is pokerstarsupdate.exe?

Part of PokerStars by PokerStars

What is it?

PokerStars Update 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 is pokerstarsupdate.exe loaded?

Internet Explorer extension - pokerstarsupdate.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {3AD14F0C-ED16-4e43-B6D8-661B03F6A1EF}. Browser extensions allow applications to add functionality to the browser and change the user interface in a way that is not directly related to the viewable content of Web pages.
Scheduled task - pokerstarsupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{1163CEB3-ED67-494F-9C7A-0681FB2F513B}'. 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the pokerstarsupdate.exe file.Of the 0.5% of pokerstarsupdate.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pokerstars\pokerstarsupdate.exe

Are there other versions of PokerStars?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (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 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pokerstarsupdate.exe
Publisher: PokerStars (verified)
Name: PokerStars
Description: PokerStars Update
Version: 1.280
Product version: 1.2
Size: 567.59 KB
Original file name: PokerStarsUpdate.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Internet Explorer extension details

CLSID: {CC0FC7CF-E588-4b33-B148-C657708AB9C4}

Scheduled task details

Name: \{1163CEB3-ED67-494F-9C7A-0681FB2F513B}

Image hashes

MD5: b09303042792b7535166697ad9757b92
SHA-1: ad32139b9f33ac6c0792acc045a58bf4b52cbc9c
SHA-256: c34d6be72fab956c3b389d11711785a7b94908ef26bda1667c11a4991bd697e7

PE image details

File packed: No
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