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What is torchupdate.exe?

Part of Torch by Torch Media

What is it?

Torch Update Module 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. Torch is a browser based on Chromium for Windows. It specializes in media downloading and has built-in media features, including a torrent engine, video grabber and sharing button.
Description of torchupdate.exe from Torch Media
Torch is a free and unique software that offers you powerful browsing together with built-in media downloading and sharing features. Torch Browser is based on the Chromium technology platform, giving it fast browsing capabilities. With Torch, you can share sites you like, download torrents, accelerate downloads and grab online media - all directly from the browser. Everything you need is a just click away with Torch, so you don't have to use or download additional programs and tools.
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How does torchupdate.exe run?

Process - torchupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. torchupdate.exe is executed by the process torch.exe (Torch by Torch Media).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the torchupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of torchupdate.exe users, 71.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is torchupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00075% CPU7453.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.64 MB RAM30.9%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Torch?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: torchupdate.exe
Publisher: Torch Media Inc. (verified)
Name: Torch
Description: Torch Update Module
Size: 1.08 MB
Original file name: TorchUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Torch Media Inc.
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 6/25/2012
Expiration date: 6/26/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0007826457%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000372688%
User CPU: 0.00074537689831%
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 476,144,801
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 83.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 84.25 MB
Paged memory: 6.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.64 MB
Paged system memory: 179.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.47 KB
Working set memory: 2.03 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.16 MB
Min working set memory: 964 KB
Private memory: 6.64 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 145
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Update\\TorchUpdate.exe --hosthandle=4612 --hostupdatedir=C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Update --dumpdir=C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\User Data\Crash Reports

Image hashes

MD5: b7ec8738c99568195a580168c1970c59
SHA-1: 1447037411b885c2014aba4673a553eb462fa4e5

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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