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What is gffupdater.exe?

Part of Go for Updater by http://www.goforfiles.com/

What is it?

Go for Files Updater 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 gffupdater.exe run?

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

How does gffupdater.exe start?

Scheduled task - gffupdater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Go for FilesUpdate'. 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 - gffupdater.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Go for FilesUpdate'. 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.


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the gffupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of gffupdater.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gffupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01175% CPU117479.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9.4 MB RAM43.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     60 /min2.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              24 GDI objects16.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\goforfiles\gffupdater.exe

Are there other versions of Go for Updater?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Go for Updater.

What programs install gffupdater.exe?

GoforFiles by Righway Technologies, Inc - GoforFiles bundles various adware toolbars including the Delta Search Toolbar (an adware toolbar that modifies the user's web browser home page, search settings and other settings).
Program URL: www.goforfiles.com/
Program help URL: www.goforfiles.com/help
Install path: C:\Program Files\GoforFiles
Size: 9.57 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: gffupdater.exe
Publisher: http://www.goforfiles.com/ (verified)
Name: Go for Updater
Description: Go for Files Updater
Version: 1, 0, 0, 17
Product version: 1,0,0,0
Size: 195.64 KB
Original file name: GFFupdater.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 8/22/2012
Expiration date: 8/23/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0125938708%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008459092%
User CPU: 0.01174796154909%
Privileged CPU time: 333.14 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 440,371,185
CPU cycle count /min: 7,486,088
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 90.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 95.29 MB
Paged memory: 9.4 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.67 MB
Paged system memory: 140.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.02 KB
Working set memory: 1.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.77 MB
Min working set memory: 321 KB
Private memory: 9.4 MB
Page faults: 17,974
Page faults /min: 81
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 202
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 4.47 MB
Read transfer /min: 49.73 KB
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 268 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,532
Other operations /min: 9
Total other transfer: 9.88 KB
Other Transfer /min: 38 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 24
Peak GDI objects: 25
USER objects: 6
Peak USER objects: 7
Handle count average: 247
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GFFUpdater.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: GoforFilesUpdate
Command: \GoforFilesUpdate

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \GoforFilesUpdate

Image hashes

MD5: 0429fca3ce38367c98b9eecfaa17b35a
SHA-1: ceff33b379ad83e6cc7f6274934f01a412cb4746
SHA-256: 171f155e3693f6cee680d6de059d2c4954a4c3855c1a6aad87bfc8c629076bef

PE image details

File packed: No
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