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What is realupgrade.exe?

Part of RealDownloader by RealNetworks

Description of realupgrade.exe from RealNetworks
Using RealDownloader, you can download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Metacafe, and more. Save your favorite free online videos from hundreds of Web sites. It’s never been easier to download videos—and it’s free. Download videos from YouTube, MetaCafe & Facebook and hundreds of other websites. Watch your saved videos whenever you want, even if you’re offline. With 1–click, you can download YouTube videos, Facebook videos and more, then watch them anytime you want on your personal computer.
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How is realupgrade.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - realupgrade.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\RealDownloaderRealUpgradeScheduledTaskS-1-5-21-1332673806-3877060155-1888893124-1000'. 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 - realupgrade.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\RealDownloaderRealUpgradeLogonTaskS-1-5-21-3605872745-59540063-1394672111-1000'. 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the realupgrade.exe file.Of the 0.5% of realupgrade.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\realnetworks\realdownloader\realupgrade.exe

Are there other versions of RealDownloader?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real gave the Intern More...
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File details

File name: realupgrade.exe
Publisher: RealNetworks, Inc. (verified)
Name: RealDownloader
Description: RealUpgrade
Size: 172.11 KB
Original file name: RealUpgrade.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: RealNetworks
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 3/8/2011

Scheduled task details

Name: RealDownloaderRealUpgradeScheduledTaskS-1-5-21-4179055823-1016570641-1216595351-1000
Command: \RealDownloaderRealUpgradeScheduledTaskS-1-5-21-4179055823-1016570641-1216595351-1000

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \RealDownloaderRealUpgradeLogonTaskS-1-5-21-4179055823-1016570641-1216595351-1000

Image hashes

MD5: 82ca18598585ef62d0a786fba125a701
SHA-1: ec4a27813dcbb034feff36896039c44a710dd898
SHA-256: dce6d22df8f12dc5c6e2ef13a2ce54ac6485180ef099efa406893d14a4fc4311

PE image details

File packed: No
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