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What is ApplicationUpdater.exe?

Part of Application Updater by Spigot

What is it?

Application 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.
Description of applicationupdater.exe from Spigot
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How does applicationupdater.exe run?

Service - ApplicationUpdater.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Application Updater' (Application Updater). 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the applicationupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of applicationupdater.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ApplicationUpdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02803% CPU280296.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.18 MB RAM5.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
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\application updater\applicationupdater.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About Spigot, Inc.

Spigot, inc is a software an advertising toolbar company offering free extension applications for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Spigot allows ' More...
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File details

File name: ApplicationUpdater.exe
Publisher: Spigot, Inc. (verified)
Name: Application Updater
Description: Application Updater
Version: 4, 6, 0, 1
Size: 392.9 KB
Original file name: ApplicationUpdater.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Spigot
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/28/2011
Expiration date: 3/28/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0342430109%
Privileged CPU: 0.0062133620%
User CPU: 0.02802964890422%
Total CPU time: 67 ms
Total CPU time /min: 4 ms
Privileged CPU time: 53.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4 ms
User CPU time: 13.35 ms
User CPU time /min: 1 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 32.72 MB
Peak committed memory: 37.18 MB
Paged memory: 1.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.62 MB
Paged system memory: 57.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.7 KB
Working set memory: 230.67 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.94 MB
Min working set memory: 228 KB
Private memory: 1.18 MB
Page faults: 4,299
Page faults /min: 242
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 16
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.22 KB
Read transfer /min: 105 Bytes
Total write operations: 7
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 363 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 31 Bytes
Total other operations: 510
Other operations /min: 35
Total other transfer: 9.56 KB
Other Transfer /min: 659 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 123
Thread count average: 4

Process details

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

Service details

Name: Application Updater

Network connectivity

TCP: on port 1130

Image hashes

MD5: df7f37f2a23bd1b3a6721b328355dc91
SHA-1: d5317043002013c9d1558262acd4b1539f2db04d
SHA-256: 1e6c4e9cf8571c8a95f35ded2305f0b8a892b3611ebb1a379e3a792aad94c6f7

PE image details

File entropy: 6.28837
File packed: No
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