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What is ToolbarUpdaterService.exe?

What is it?

ToolbarUpdaterService.exe for the StartNow Toolbar 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.
Description of toolbarupdaterservice.exe from the publisher
StartNow toolbar is developed by Zugo and it gives you instant access to multimedia search, Facebook one click away, your local weather forecast and many other features that give you the best online experience. It is simple, light weight and blends perfectly with your browser to give you instant access to your favourite sites and information.
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How does toolbarupdaterservice.exe run?

Service - ToolbarUpdaterService.exe runs as a background Windows service (Updater Service for PDFLite Toolbar). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the toolbarupdaterservice.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of toolbarupdaterservice.exe users, 75.0% have disabled it.
How stable is ToolbarUpdaterService.exe?
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%
How resource intensive is ToolbarUpdaterService.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.09537% CPU953680.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
16.01 MB RAM74.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,360 /min104.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\startnow toolbar\toolbarupdaterservice.exe

Are there other versions of ToolbarUpdaterService.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

ToolbarUpdaterService.exe Stability

toolbarupdaterservice.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: msxml3.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: ToolbarUpdaterService.exe
Size: 261.22 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Zugo Ltd
Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network
Effective date: 1/27/2011
Expiration date: 1/27/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1061890936%
Privileged CPU: 0.0108210028%
User CPU: 0.09536809072633%
Total CPU time: 1,323,590 ms
Total CPU time /min: 10,150 ms
Privileged CPU time: 1795.92 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 15 ms
User CPU time: 1321793.98 ms
User CPU time /min: 10,135 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 62.08 MB
Paged memory: 16.01 MB
Peak paged memory: 16.01 MB
Paged system memory: 65.11 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.81 KB
Working set memory: 13.44 MB
Peak working set memory: 20.68 MB
Min working set memory: 13.24 MB
Private memory: 16.01 MB
Page faults: 12,892
Page faults /min: 140
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 13,846
Read operations /min: 117
Total read transfer: 9.5 MB
Read transfer /min: 85.37 KB
Total write operations: 17
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 5.17 KB
Write transfer /min: 90 Bytes
Total other operations: 36,810
Other operations /min: 301
Total other transfer: 533.26 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4.77 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 175
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar\ToolbarUpdaterService.exe"

Service details

Name: Updater Service for PDFLite Toolbar

Image hashes

MD5: 7ccf424450af71461ca5aca14fb45b72
SHA-1: f40d32cc5fb2cd3466e3d28becdf178386092048
SHA-256: faba02d8276bb39b7424601005583318eb697a49dde79b26f795e89dffda3a23

PE image details

File entropy: 6.25964
File packed: No
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