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What is toolbarupdate.exe?

Part of Updater

What is it?

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 toolbarupdate.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 is toolbarupdate.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run once - toolbarupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ZTBUpdater5_871' and the execution command '"C:\Windows\TEMP\ToolbarUpdate.exe" -REBOOT' 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the toolbarupdate.exe file.Of the 0.2% of toolbarupdate.exe users, 92.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: toolbarupdate.exe
Name: Updater
Description: Updater
Version: 1.0
Size: 1.26 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Zugo Ltd

Startup files (all users) run once details

Name: ZTBUpdater5_871
Command: "C:\Windows\TEMP\ToolbarUpdate.exe" -REBOOT

Image hashes

MD5: 6aa527060058f221ab9207d270616047
SHA-1: 748a10090058af0ccc6df8ed50359aea8a04893a
SHA-256: 25b92c56cc57e16c98cab2ee3d102b534b287e019ab37e2dafe50e602a97c90f

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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