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What is updater.exe?

Part of Launcher by Amonetize ltd.

What is it?

Software version updater (updater.exe) 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 updater.exe run?

Process - updater.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. updater.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does updater.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - updater.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SwvUpdtr' and the execution command 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SwvUpdater\Updater.exe /reg' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - updater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AmiUpdXp'. 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.
Scheduled tasks startup - updater.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AmiUpdXp'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the updater.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of updater.exe users, 84.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Launcher?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Launcher?

What programs install updater.exe?

Software Version Updater by Amonetize ltd. - The program is distributed by Amonetize ltd., a program bundling/installation monitization platform. "We provide our own installer software component. Our installer easily integrates with any Windows software produc
Program URL: www.amonetize.com/
Program help URL: www.amonetize.com/how-it-works/
Install path: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SwvUpdater
Size: 728.11 KB

What else is related?

Launcher Stability

updater.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

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 Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: updater.exe
Publisher: Amonetize ltd. (verified)
Name: Launcher
Description: Software version updater
Size: 293.54 KB
Original file name: Updater.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Amonetize ltd.
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 5/14/2012
Expiration date: 5/15/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 2.5061386139%
Privileged CPU: 0.5417821782%
User CPU: 1.96435643564356%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Name: SwvUpdtr
Command: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SwvUpdater\Updater.exe /reg

Scheduled task details

Name: AmiUpdXp
Command: \AmiUpdXp

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AmiUpdXp.job

Image hashes

MD5: b2442e25949a5ea619a44b2ac213503d
SHA-1: e9df6e1c0a52457a70bff7c948fb68a5d9a93747
SHA-256: 013ef768024d486e6116fab11148306734cc98b83a18d686e858b53f7a6f2a15

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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