2.1.3 95.32%
2.1.3 0.12%
2.1.3 0.12%
2.1.2 1.60% 2.34% 0.37% 0.12%



Apple Software Update by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove SoftwareUpdate.exe


softwareupdate.exe has 7 known versions, the most recent one is 2.1.3. softwareupdate.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation the program adds a job to the Task Scheduler. The average file size is about 559.88 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Apple Inc. by the certification authority VeriSign. The programs Apple Software Update, iTunes and Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver have been observed as installing specific variations of softwareupdate.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 11.34 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 19.4 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 7.11 KB per minute for reads and 9.5 KB per minute for writes.

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


File name:softwareupdate.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:Apple Software Update
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 26, 2009

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Apple Software Update.)
ACD Systems Ltd
20% remove
ACDSee is a image organizer, viewer, and RAW / image editor programs for Microsoft Windows. ACDSee's main features are speed, lossless RAW/image editing, image batch processing, metadata (Exif/IPTC),...
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 Q...
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....
Apple Inc.
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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-E...
Apple Inc.
10% remove
QuickTime Player 7 supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard and OS X Lion. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which tur...
Asmedia Technology
6% remove
This is the software driver package for the installed Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller. The driver package is required in order for the Asmedia ASM104x USB enabled device to function properly a...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of softwareupdate.exe, select a unique version for details.)
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'

VersionsAll file variations of softwareupdate.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
34ebd4ff6a24d86bb4716d6afcc1a89b 9b5c1dd5c2f7c30a6a303c036406acf4d6be48e0 548.81 KB
d9d3faa9a42ee32481fdad95352d9e99 e8d5c5c059ba00cac59fc5098c9c3ced4df8377d 548.81 KB
aeacabbec2cc2c8a6d15877201285976 46a295a66d85f55571bb51603c69f16ebe92ee80 620.81 KB
187e0d2ab859ad03393ddd731076be81 a7e262272c6b5e8c2399c815ce700aecfc28f8cc 548.78 KB
7b43567b4c32ad7aded537cd3b1342b9 8322f1c2c355d88432f1f03a1f231f63912186bd 553.31 KB
3b785e9b3d7dc098a2cb87e38b5ff558 81f94cc434860ee21c5e46feb9d700ef8329b572 553.31 KB
7a4d5c521e6c11268c1d2131e7951b5d 29e1c3f6b8e187cdfdf55635e6e40f34ca3ce2af 545.34 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.75%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows 8.1 5.25%
Windows Vista Home Premium 5.25%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.75%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.75%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 0.75%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows 8.1 N 0.25%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.25%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.25%
25 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.28% of Apple Software Update.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.85%
Hewlett-Packard 17.23%
Toshiba 15.73%
ASUS 12.36%
Acer 10.67%
Lenovo 4.49%
Sony 4.12%
Intel 3.75%
American Megatrends 1.50%
MSI 1.12%
Alienware 0.94%
Samsung 0.75%
Sahara 0.37%
Compaq 0.37%
NEC 0.37%
Medion 0.37%
Apple 0.37%
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