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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:   2.1.0.110
MD5:   3b785e9b3d7dc098a2cb87e38b5ff558
SHA1:   81f94cc434860ee21c5e46feb9d700ef8329b572
SHA256:   a5df280df931836c01c4f42159ac5601a24bc048b20c2ac6d08d6edab9d6bf1e

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:2.1.0.110
Size:553.31 KB (566,592 bytes)
Build date:4/12/2008 10:48 AM
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...

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'

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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