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60%
60% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

2.1.3 95.32%
2.1.3 0.12%
2.1.3 0.12%
2.1.2 1.60%
2.1.1.116 2.34%
2.1.0.110 0.37%
2.0.2.92 0.12%

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advapi32.dll
LookupPrivilegeValueW, SetKernelObjectSecurity, RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegQueryValueW, RegOpenKeyW, RegEnumKeyW, AllocateAndInitializeSid, CheckTokenMembership, FreeSid, CreateProcessAsUserW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegSetValueExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegDeleteValueW, RegDeleteKeyW, LookupAccountNameW, EqualSid, OpenThreadToken, GetTokenInformation, GetKernelObjectSecurity, AdjustTokenPrivileges, MakeAbsoluteSD, SetEntriesInAclW, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, OpenProcessToken
comdlg32.dll
GetFileTitleW
gdi32.dll
SetMapMode, LineTo, MoveToEx, SetBkMode, GetViewportExtEx, GetWindowExtEx, GetPixel, PtVisible, RectVisible, TextOutW, ExtTextOutW, RestoreDC, SaveDC, Ellipse, SetROP2, CreateEllipticRgn, CreateRectRgnIndirect, CreateBitmap, SetBkColor, SetTextColor, GetClipBox, GetDeviceCaps, CreateCompatibleBitmap, GetStockObject, CreatePen, SetRectRgn, CombineRgn, CreateFontIndirectW, CreateDIBSection, CreateSolidBrush, CreateRectRgn, FillRgn, CreateCompatibleDC, DeleteDC, SelectObject, SetDIBColorTable, GetDIBColorTable, GetObjectW, BitBlt, LPtoDP, DeleteObject, GetTextColor, GetBkColor, GetRgnBox, GetMapMode, GetTextExtentPoint32W, CreatePatternBrush, ExtSelectClipRgn, ScaleWindowExtEx, SetWindowExtEx, ScaleViewportExtEx, SetViewportExtEx, OffsetViewportOrgEx, SetViewportOrgEx, Escape, StretchBlt
kernel32.dll
WritePrivateProfileStringW, GetTickCount, FileTimeToLocalFileTime, FindClose, FindFirstFileW, CreateFileW, GetFileAttributesW, GetFileSizeEx, GetFileTime, TlsGetValue, GlobalReAlloc, GlobalHandle, TlsSetValue, LocalReAlloc, TlsFree, GlobalGetAtomNameW, GlobalFlags, GetFullPathNameW, ReadFile, WriteFile, SetFilePointer, FlushFileBuffers, LockFile, UnlockFile, SetEndOfFile, GetFileSize, DuplicateHandle, GetVolumeInformationW, SetErrorMode, GetStartupInfoW, RtlUnwind, HeapAlloc, VirtualProtect, VirtualAlloc, VirtualQuery, TerminateProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, HeapReAlloc, ExitProcess, HeapSize, GetStdHandle, GetModuleFileNameA, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, GetCommandLineW, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoA, HeapCreate, VirtualFree, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, LCMapStringW, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, GetTimeZoneInformation, GetLocaleInfoA, LCMapStringA, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, CreateFileA, SetStdHandle, WriteConsoleA, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleW, SetEnvironmentVariableA, ConvertDefaultLocale, EnumResourceLanguagesW, lstrcmpA, GetLocaleInfoW, CompareStringA, GetCurrentProcessId, GetModuleHandleA, FileTimeToSystemTime, GetThreadLocale, GetCurrentThreadId, GlobalAddAtomW, GlobalFindAtomW, GlobalDeleteAtom, CompareStringW, LoadLibraryA, lstrcmpW, GetVersionExA, FreeResource, GlobalFree, GlobalAlloc, GlobalLock, GlobalUnlock, FormatMessageW, MulDiv, GetProcessHeap, HeapFree, WideCharToMultiByte, lstrlenA, SetSystemPowerState, CreateDirectoryW, GetSystemInfo, GetVersionExW, Sleep, CreateProcessW, LoadLibraryExW, FreeLibrary, InterlockedIncrement, lstrcmpiW, OpenProcess, GetCurrentThread, LocalAlloc, LocalFree, CreateMutexW, ReleaseMutex, GetVersion, GetCurrentProcess, CloseHandle, DeleteCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, RaiseException, SetLastError, GetProcAddress, GetModuleHandleW, LoadLibraryW, MultiByteToWideChar, GetLastError, SetEvent, ResetEvent, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, InterlockedExchange, GetModuleFileNameW, lstrlenW, InterlockedDecrement, FindResourceW, LoadResource, LockResource, SizeofResource, TlsAlloc
msimg32.dll
AlphaBlend, TransparentBlt
ole32.dll
CoSetProxyBlanket, CoGetObject, StringFromGUID2, CoTaskMemFree, CoRegisterClassObject, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoTaskMemAlloc, CLSIDFromProgID, OleUninitialize, CoFreeUnusedLibraries, OleInitialize, CoDisconnectObject, CoGetClassObject, CoRevokeClassObject, StgOpenStorageOnILockBytes, CoRegisterMessageFilter, CLSIDFromString, OleFlushClipboard, OleIsCurrentClipboard, CreateILockBytesOnHGlobal, CoCreateInstance, StgCreateDocfileOnILockBytes
oledlg.dll
OleUIBusyW
psapi.dll
EnumProcesses, EnumProcessModules, GetModuleBaseNameW
shell32.dll
SHGetFolderPathW, DragFinish, DragQueryFileW, ShellExecuteW
shlwapi.dll
PathFindFileNameW, PathStripToRootW, PathIsUNCW, PathFindExtensionW
user32.dll
DllMain
version.dll
GetFileVersionInfoSizeW, GetFileVersionInfoW, VerQueryValueW
wininet.dll
InternetAttemptConnect
winspool.drv
OpenPrinterW, DocumentPropertiesW, ClosePrinter
wtsapi32.dll
WTSFreeMemory, WTSQuerySessionInformationW, WTSEnumerateSessionsW, WTSEnumerateProcessesW

SoftwareUpdate.exe

Apple Software Update by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove SoftwareUpdate.exe
Version:   2.1.2
MD5:   187e0d2ab859ad03393ddd731076be81
SHA1:   a7e262272c6b5e8c2399c815ce700aecfc28f8cc
SHA256:   d5cded25873bad7d1fce1dcfcedbce4597a13f45134f9b9527aea322c4ddc30a

What is SoftwareUpdate.exe?

Software Update is a software tool by Apple Inc. that installs the latest version of Apple software on computers. A Windows version has been available since the introduction of iTunes 7, under the name Apple Software Update. Software Update automatically informs users of new updates. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and QuickTime for Windows.

About SoftwareUpdate.exe (from Apple Inc.)

On a Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista-based PC, you can use Apple Software Update for Windows to keep your Apple software up-to-date via the Internet. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Wi

DetailsDetails

File name:softwareupdate.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:Apple Software Update
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe
File version:2.1.2
Size:548.78 KB (561,952 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 26, 2009
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.347887
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
21% remove
With a Windows PC, you can use Apple Software Update for Windows to keep your Apple software up-to-date via the Internet. Apple software includes Safari, iTunes for Windows, Bonjour for Windows, and QuickTime for Windows. In addition to releasing new versions of the system software at regular intervals, Apple also releases a stream of free software updates to enrich your computing experience. Windows automatically checks weekly for soft...
Apple Inc.
9% remove
Apple's iTunes is a proprietary media player computer program, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes is an application that allows the user to purchase and manage audio and video on a personal computer, acting as a front end for Apple's QuickTime media player. Officially, using iTunes is required in order to manage the audio of an ...
Apple Inc.
10% remove
Enabling VoiceOver for iPod allows you to hear the names of songs, artists, and playlists spoken when listening to content on your iPod. If you have the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic or the In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic, you can also use VoiceOver to navigate playlists.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{025997B9-D40F-4339-917F-3C36E28A6852}' runs on registration in the path '\{025997B9-D40F-4339-917F-3C36E28A6852}'
  • The task 'AppleSoftwareUpdate' runs weekly in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINXP\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS.0\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS1.1\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job'
  • Entry path '\Apple\AppleSoftwareUpdate'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.02749766%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.02140889%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00608877%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:109 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
User CPU time:5 ms/min
0 ms/min
Memory
Private memory:1.61 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):1.77 MB
Private (minimum):972 KB
Non-paged memory:1.61 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:57.28 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):59.07 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:1.9 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.52 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,237/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:914 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:44 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:36/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:50
600
GUI GDI count:5
103
GUI USER count:1
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe" -task
Owner:User
Parent process:taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.00%
Windows 8.1 10.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.50%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.50%
Windows 8 Pro 1.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.22% of Apple Software Update.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 23.22%
Hewlett-Packard 16.48%
ASUS 16.48%
Toshiba 11.99%
Acer 10.49%
Lenovo 4.49%
Sony 4.49%
GIGABYTE 3.37%
Intel 2.25%
American Megatrends 1.50%
Samsung 1.12%
Alienware 0.75%
MSI 0.75%
Compaq 0.75%
NEC 0.75%
Medion 0.75%
Sahara 0.37%
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