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What is updateclient.exe?

Part of UpdateClient by ActivePath Ltd.

What is it?

ActiveMail Update (UpdateClient) 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 updateclient.exe from ActivePath Ltd.
ActiveMail brings life to your email, so you can finally enter the world of rich and interactive content without leaving your inbox. When you get an email with a link to an online video, ActiveMail automatically converts that link to the actual video to watch on the spot. View it mini-size or expanded, and immediately Like, Tweet or comment on your experience. We currently support more than a dozen of the Web’s top video sites, plus online albums and slides, so you won’t need to hop out to a browser again.
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How does updateclient.exe run?

Process - updateclient.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. updateclient.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does updateclient.exe start?

Scheduled task - updateclient.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ActiveMail Updater'. 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.
Scheduled tasks startup - updateclient.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ActiveMail Chrome Watcher'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the updateclient.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of updateclient.exe users, 71.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updateclient.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01481% CPU148099.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     884 KB RAM4.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 20 /min0.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of UpdateClient?

What programs install updateclient.exe?

ActiveMail by ActivePath Ltd.
Program URL: www.ActivePath.com
Install path: C:\ProgramData\ActivePath\ActiveMail\
Size: 2.84 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: updateclient.exe
Publisher: ActivePath Ltd. (verified)
Name: UpdateClient
Description: ActiveMail Update
Size: 539.86 KB
Original file name: UpdateClient.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ActivePath Ltd.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 9/18/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0168513062%
Privileged CPU: 0.0020413696%
User CPU: 0.01480993657858%
Privileged CPU time: 12918.58 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 23 ms
CPU cycle count: 470,528,674
CPU cycle count /min: 99,024,923
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.96 MB
Peak committed memory: 38.96 MB
Paged memory: 884 KB
Peak paged memory: 996 KB
Paged system memory: 48.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.08 KB
Working set memory: 988 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.16 MB
Min working set memory: 516 KB
Private memory: 884 KB
Page faults: 3,247,859
Page faults /min: 5,712
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 23 Bytes
Total other operations: 360,837
Other operations /min: 635
Total other transfer: 1 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Handle count average: 1,528
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\ProgramData\ActivePath\ActiveMail\UpdateClient.exe -chrome

Scheduled task details

Name: \ActiveMail Chrome Watcher

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \ActiveMail Updater

Image hashes

MD5: e0329bd199ab76d728b470d91d530020
SHA-1: 7110352864bbbe1f0e0550ae6e3cdca81f5c135e
SHA-256: d58f2369ca511eddb501f244e872f193f93495e633c03d2a8816cd0cc3c237d8

PE image details

File packed: No
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