6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 57.14%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 14.29%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 14.29%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 14.29%



Windows Media Center Store Update Manager by Microsoft

Remove mcupdate.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


mcupdate.exe has 4 known versions, the most recent one is 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255). mcupdate.exe is run as a standard windows process with NETWORK SERVICE privileges. During installation the program adds a job to the Task Scheduler. The average file size is about 176.75 KB. This is a .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) assembly. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 28.69 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 2.84 KB per minute for reads and 7.6 KB per minute for writes.

What is mcupdate.exe?

Windows Media Center Store Update Manager 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. The updater will check for updates remotely and install them based on an internal schedule.


File name:mcupdate.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Media Center Store Update Manager
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe
Original name:mcupdate.exe.mui


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mcupdate.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled task
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\PeriodicScanRetry'

VersionsAll file variations of mcupdate.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
073c37cefeb4d5cd86646171c5d999f2 96af86dc7cdd73e5fc93af05d53cc1af972eed75 194 KB
6d58905a3a527d7b28ce64b5d0c8fa72 99118d6471277d4eb0d45883ca06fea9bb73bc15 193 KB
f65cff843b6e073a4f8188e19ec538d2 e45682dae98b460363ef0c933da37b039630f487 182 KB
38b2955792561c5a1e1e712551bd7acc f4141c54804bd62418a1a9c18f581a86363e609d 138 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows Vista Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 66.67% of Windows Media Center Store Update Manager.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 40.00%
Sony 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
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