updatetask.exe

By Ask.com (Signed)

Overview

There are 35 versions of updatetask.exe in the wild, the latest version being . updatetask.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. A job within the Windows Task Scheduler is added to execute this process of a specific schedule during installation of the program. The average file size is about 127.26 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Ask.com by VeriSign. The programs Ask Toolbar, KMPlayer Toolbar and PandoraTV Toolbar have been observed as installing specific variations of updatetask.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0002% including both foreground and background operations with the maximum memory reaching around 7.35 MB.

What is updatetask.exe?

Ask.com Update Task (updatetask.exe) is a 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.

About updatetask.exe (from Ask.com)

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DetailsDetails

File name:updatetask.exe
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updatetask.exe
Certificate
Issued to:Ask.com
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of updatetask.exe.)
Ask.com
  81% remove
The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other so...
Ask.com
  74% remove
This toolbar is typiclaly bundled with the installation of the free KMPlayer software. KMPlayer Toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the KMP...
Ask.com
  81% remove
Support.com Toolbar is an Ask.com powered toolbar. The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes w...
Ask.com
  67% remove
VirtualDJ Toolbar is an Ask.com powered toolbar. The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes wit...
Ask.com
  87% remove
MP3 Rocket Toolbar , powered by ASK, is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the ins...
Ask.com
  68% remove
The DictionaryBoss Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with MyWebSearch, a known adware type program that changes and redircts all of your search results ...
Ask.com
49% remove
Ask Toolbar for Pogo, powered by ASK, is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the in...
Ask.com
  74% remove
ooVoo Toolbar is typically installed via a monetized software bundle through the Ask.com Partner Network. It is essentially a branded Ask toolbar licensed for ooVoo LLC. The plugin will install with I...
Ask.com
  81% remove
PandoraTV Toolbar, powered by ASK, is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the insta...

BehaviorsBehaviors

(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of updatetask.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar' runs daily in the path '\Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar.job'
  • Entry path '\Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar'

VersionsAll file variations of updatetask.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
b0ec253506bee5cc1b004cd0e7a698e9 2853ed40c25510343f7e58f8c907c35918c2f420 132.2 KB
375e38fe4630635d4b617853c2ce0fed a8b78710951538dd4cf3b559f68ad63efb786e36 81.38 KB
3a6b347c808c5235e0859844aa99a8a4 fda382cfce4f5f2d1dc29bd6ea18acc1de23d8af 133.2 KB
ac8a678df2941f76d2e0794bf71688e3 32955f03c931dca73e18c96f436ebad45ca3822d 133.2 KB
14426438eda546f331650854f4cd63a8 ece358c9edc7ee77906bc5a045d110710038b5c6 131.66 KB
013414e136ac76598b19552dc31de718 d90f1d13545038b6d0fab5c7ead02da543d19640 132.16 KB
9ddc0931eda0f2e31c86180cba25b0d3 1a609cb2529f54c0dc10eb46d6556e4200d68fbf 93.88 KB
95b44f3ccac43a47649c1f1bc84ed517 83eb905e29cf4c74e1ad6e86159a465e62fc422d 93.88 KB
bb92a5f10d76140569216e8c4d67115a 8bfd7a653ef7ce05511eb8f5f8b3f1c733cd6c27 131.66 KB
a5fe301c2ab55cca83fa34d98e2e20ee 1384c6936a140fd0ec2d79cee681f2e41c35c88f 132.16 KB
72d22e807f07a593d48e98b5433a3aa6 849ebb0e23c5e288b6a572cb2b7e73dfe44e8adc 133.2 KB
7262100e6ebf2be4ee3ccbda4ab68b97 f2a7d44e5e32934436ad1f0cb45af7ce706bf705 133.2 KB
6bb4e99525efc6547246e9b289114054 0a0f042f7440cef4113dca647dea25e26f0fe586 133.2 KB
2a474c9dbb9fbac669d86149f7ce5ff3 c2eaff8ee17caa897838770f3344b4822a587cbf 131.66 KB
1c2911e801d232b8a4d9873bba117e08 e3b7fd3af500a6dfc982b2ad51f49937ac140739 133.2 KB
a7fbc723ce22262a618fe9fea0580f43 b64210fcd19959a282efbf259a16fe9028126138 133.2 KB
5785975c2c1d712f5de3adb75610cb83 b684c4b17b8667f5daf91abdab3152dcc6cc371e 133.2 KB
765a706b880369afd14b3582cf825db0 7ca12f77f77b5a6a43a9ac9c1f399847f09508d7 133.78 KB
b926a9ba3e3427f1cd6db98ec70dee89 65dbc996fd47dd50d2e6bc4f508ff78f583b0244 133.2 KB
0398e7dd89b26a9d988e69ed6cf10ae5 1e57167afce8e0e0967df2ec873d493d604c360b 132.16 KB
a2b004229973f641c872565ca9c0acbe 004a44365601d4352446d8eafb418c36bfef5342 133.2 KB
332edb493bf5f15520bbe9e5179fe229 1392896e673ff31e55400e0fe9af83832d8a8a35 133.78 KB
39c34adac1718cf85bd1dba10b8c23b2 267cbd871f49f00317ffaaf28789575feaa78604 133.78 KB
3bc76d8e1de12122930e3aaf050de577 b6f6978b5bb1715e0723f48ff690a750beaaea44 134.63 KB
c439261f653ba803ff1426417bcc0b40 81268ecb166301552d863800eb280e633b3bd06d 90.88 KB
ecb95e6fca7e71806f715cfaf182a341 9a8c5936cda8c528f5473d33e65c0f977f9a7639 134.63 KB
a77abb05add34e1af4543fa7afac52b8 7ee0bd4715344231d6d6164f1d1cafc0b76bb763 134.63 KB
0e4d145f0b0612957d0e4959b1cc88ad c377e7c696e2b0d35e811c7035be43f0f16bbeb4 134.63 KB
2bcd5fe578f82d0c4622ebd0eafe001c 4f987d7d354ec5d53e0100fcf2d71ef369abd648 134.63 KB
aef195fc98a19db3baf3a88d8708afbf 5ab6d37dfce2e9f25dcce64eac92e7a2ed49e52b 134.63 KB
4b0c042ed1a81301895379bbe9676e83 2950fe678e26c39519aff4411cd18be414d94361 90.88 KB
d0d8655f3e885a9631e0b58d0fc68635 152b2c03a8423138147bc6f6e69bea5b96b7158d 134.63 KB
b710110734f00374831fb8613acd961f a9bde7ab25bf0ba0f018bb871babba8522a892c5 134.63 KB
7ee5a0f5ba29acf4b85c7993f5e23333 a03bf828fffcc0733e363eb55ce218daa952a9fa 134.63 KB
a7188c597de5b2c250bc713660e31200 d9efe0a75b47cdd71e677a140658a98175030ca6 134.63 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 8.11%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.73%
Windows 8 4.05%
Windows 8 Pro 3.38%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.03%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.35%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.68%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.68%
Windows 7 Starter 0.68%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.68%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 38.06% of updatetask.exe.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 24.69%
Dell 19.75%
Toshiba 17.28%
Acer 16.05%
Sony 4.94%
ASUS 4.94%
Lenovo 4.94%
GIGABYTE 2.47%
Compaq 2.47%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Sahara 1.23%
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