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What is facebookupdate.exe?

Part of Facebook Update by Facebook

What is it?

Facebook Update Application 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. Easy Photo Uploader is a shell menu extension and a software. Directly from the windows file explorer, select your picture(s), right click and select the menu item "Send your photo(s) to Facebook"
Description of facebookupdate.exe from Facebook
Send pictures as a batch directly from windows explorer, Facebook has become so popular and people like to share their pictures with friends and family, so you need a quick software to upload new photo albums. It works like a batch uploader for Facebook albums. As we are very lazy users, we spent a few hours to make this freeware available for all people which wants to save time and share even more pictures in Facebook.
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How does facebookupdate.exe run?

Process - facebookupdate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. facebookupdate.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does facebookupdate.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - facebookupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Facebook Update' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe" /c /nocrashserver' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - facebookupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\FacebookUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-251200185-1914221410-2833951592-1000Core'. 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 facebookupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of facebookupdate.exe users, 71.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is facebookupdate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00070% CPU7032.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.93 MB RAM13.6%
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.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Facebook Update?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Facebook Update.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: facebookupdate.exe
Publisher: Facebook Inc. (verified)
Name: Facebook Update
Description: Facebook Installer
Size: 134.86 KB
Original file name: FacebookUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Facebook
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/20/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.7856129012%
Privileged CPU: 0.7849096347%
User CPU: 0.00070326654298%
Privileged CPU time: 26 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 168,612,669
CPU cycle count /min: 277,493
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 48.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 53.77 MB
Paged memory: 2.93 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.98 MB
Paged system memory: 84.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.88 KB
Working set memory: 2.12 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.46 MB
Min working set memory: 2.12 MB
Private memory: 2.93 MB
Page faults: 2,627
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 56.85 KB
Read transfer /min: 96 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 464 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 802
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 13.76 KB
Other Transfer /min: 23 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 109
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe /c /nocrashserver

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Facebook Update
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe" /c /nocrashserver

Scheduled task details

Name: FacebookUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-514042993-1789252401-1726877076-1000UA
Command: \FacebookUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-514042993-1789252401-1726877076-1000UA

Image hashes

MD5: 9eb925edc8cf1c3d06e50e9348b54a0a
SHA-1: 43c3dcfca002b416c67a96bedbaa007584f98404
SHA-256: 99c1f8d40a65e1f4975b0d1180b3056712832e0e8fbe829785fdd505b6222aea

PE image details

File packed: No
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