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What is updaterstartuputility.exe?

Part of Adobe Updater Startup Utility by Adobe Systems

What is it?

Adobe Updater Startup Utility 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.
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How does updaterstartuputility.exe run?

Process - updaterstartuputility.exe is an instance of a running program.

How does updaterstartuputility.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - updaterstartuputility.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"' 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 - updaterstartuputility.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0-FADLI-PC-FADLI'. 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the updaterstartuputility.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of updaterstartuputility.exe users, 90.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\updaterstartuputility.exe

Are there other versions of Adobe Updater Startup Utility?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: updaterstartuputility.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe Updater Startup Utility
Description: Adobe Updater Startup Utility
Version: 6\,0\,0\,67
Product version: (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME)
Size: 435.93 KB
Original file name: UpdateInstaller.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/11/2010

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0-barascockpit-PC-baras cockpit
Command: \AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0-barascockpit-PC-baras cockpit

Image hashes

MD5: 1315c5c5c54ce2aa37a155f97027db59
SHA-1: a219772825e8938308730ac4845d2ddc34c5c976
SHA-256: 70cda6ae7ff4fd08fad931477c524957952edc89985696fd988b9786a349c565

PE image details

File packed: No
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