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What is divxupdate.exe?

Part of DivX Update

What is it?

DivX Update 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 divxupdate.exe from the publisher
DivX is a brand name of products created by DivX, Inc., including the DivX Codec which became popular due to its ability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality. DivX Video on Demand (DivX VOD) is DivX's version of digital rights management (DRM), which allows content owners to control distribution in an effort to thwart piracy.
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How does divxupdate.exe run?

Process - divxupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. divxupdate.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does divxupdate.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - divxupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'DivXUpdate' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - divxupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\DivX online update program'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the divxupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of divxupdate.exe users, 85.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is divxupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00044% CPU4435.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.37 MB RAM15.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              29 GDI objects19.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\divx\divx update\divxupdate.exe

Are there other versions of DivX Update?

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 DivX Update.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: divxupdate.exe
Name: DivX Update
Description: DivX Update
Size: 1.2 MB
Original file name: DivXUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: DivX
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/14/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004469805%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000034777%
User CPU: 0.00044350280604%
Privileged CPU time: 93.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 48.99 MB
Peak committed memory: 53.38 MB
Paged memory: 3.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.84 MB
Paged system memory: 83.64 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.63 KB
Working set memory: 8.95 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.25 MB
Min working set memory: 8.94 MB
Private memory: 3.37 MB
Page faults: 2,980
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 234
Total read transfer: 1.02 MB
Total write operations: 34
Total write transfer: 456.8 KB
Total other operations: 3,591
Total other transfer: 63.74 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 29
USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 173
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: DivXUpdate
Command: "C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW

Scheduled task details

Name: DivX-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm
Command: \DivX-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1052

Image hashes

MD5: f773d2886edf879860f220eb59c4552b
SHA-1: 1b611b0b897189318f4e6350d2ac9522f624976c
SHA-256: 93f6a56144dfa62cd3c49c6d8c92aa9024598b50edbb8248965ebb7cb0f98209

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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