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What is softwareupdatehp.exe?

Part of SoftwareHelper by EoRezo

What is it?

SoftwareHelper 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. Eorezo is an adware program that displays advertisements in Internet Explorer. Eorezo is an adware component downloaded through software bundlers.
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How does softwareupdatehp.exe run?

Process - softwareupdatehp.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does softwareupdatehp.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run once - softwareupdatehp.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SoftwareHelper' and the execution command 'C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\eoRezo\SoftwareUpdate\SoftwareUpdateHP.exe -runonce' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when the user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the softwareupdatehp.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of softwareupdatehp.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is softwareupdatehp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00032% CPU3241.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.86 MB RAM8.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              19 GDI objects12.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What programs install softwareupdatehp.exe?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: softwareupdatehp.exe
Publisher: EoRezo (verified)
Name: SoftwareHelper
Description: SoftwareHelper
Size: 359.59 KB
Original file name: SoftwareUpdateHP.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Eorezo
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/13/2008
Expiration date: 10/14/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008915331%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005673393%
User CPU: 0.00032419386819%
Privileged CPU time: 70.1 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,023,062,626
CPU cycle count /min: 78,762,425
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 73.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 79.85 MB
Paged memory: 1.86 MB
Peak paged memory: 2 MB
Paged system memory: 72.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.64 KB
Working set memory: 680 KB
Peak working set memory: 8.33 MB
Min working set memory: 664 KB
Private memory: 1.86 MB
Page faults: 4,289
Page faults /min: 167
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 17
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 6.31 KB
Read transfer /min: 251 Bytes
Total other operations: 999
Other operations /min: 39
Total other transfer: 17.74 KB
Other Transfer /min: 707 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 19
Peak GDI objects: 23
USER objects: 17
Peak USER objects: 18
Handle count average: 159
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command

Startup files (all users) run once details

Name: SoftwareHelper
Command: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\eoRezo\SoftwareUpdate\SoftwareUpdateHP.exe -runonce

Image hashes

MD5: 5ecd3c3b70b6b50f284dbaf6016b2ddf
SHA-1: e6270511c9583ce735663791bc9b7f77779b0ef4
SHA-256: a4aafbe39e651d9ca25f522f41b0407c9e6082110ff47b3912e7b344c6d39592

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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