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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% 2.34% 0.37% 0.12%


PE structurePE file structure

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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
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
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
AlphaBlend, TransparentBlt
CoSetProxyBlanket, CoGetObject, StringFromGUID2, CoTaskMemFree, CoRegisterClassObject, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoTaskMemAlloc, CLSIDFromProgID, OleUninitialize, CoFreeUnusedLibraries, OleInitialize, CoDisconnectObject, CoGetClassObject, CoRevokeClassObject, StgOpenStorageOnILockBytes, CoRegisterMessageFilter, CLSIDFromString, OleFlushClipboard, OleIsCurrentClipboard, CreateILockBytesOnHGlobal, CoCreateInstance, StgCreateDocfileOnILockBytes
EnumProcesses, EnumProcessModules, GetModuleBaseNameW
SHGetFolderPathW, DragFinish, DragQueryFileW, ShellExecuteW
PathFindFileNameW, PathStripToRootW, PathIsUNCW, PathFindExtensionW
GetFileVersionInfoSizeW, GetFileVersionInfoW, VerQueryValueW
OpenPrinterW, DocumentPropertiesW, ClosePrinter
WTSFreeMemory, WTSQuerySessionInformationW, WTSEnumerateSessionsW, WTSEnumerateProcessesW


Apple Software Update by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove SoftwareUpdate.exe
Version:   2.1.3
MD5:   34ebd4ff6a24d86bb4716d6afcc1a89b
SHA1:   9b5c1dd5c2f7c30a6a303c036406acf4d6be48e0
SHA256:   70de40de41b9de3b0263b063bbf54e8e5af9860a1379b5d05e9b0a36ee604f62

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
File version:2.1.3
Size:548.81 KB (561,984 bytes)
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 26, 2009
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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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...
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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'
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 61306
  • [UDP] listens on port 54602
  • [UDP] listens on port 4314
  • [UDP] listens on port 50587
  • [UDP] listens on port 57746

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00811799%
    Kernel CPU:0.00552406%
    User CPU:0.00259392%
    Kernel CPU time:794 ms/min
    CPU cycles:1,892,962/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    Private memory:12.86 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):21.56 MB
    Private (minimum):4.08 MB
    Non-paged memory:12.86 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:187.57 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):194.34 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:5.93 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):25.96 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:22,682/min
    I/O read transfer:6.08 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:5/sec
    I/O write transfer:2.98 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:2/sec
    I/O other transfer:601 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:33/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:108
    GUI GDI peak:94
    GUI USER count:67
    GUI USER peak:74

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe" -background
    • "C:\Program Files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe" -task
    Parent process:taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft)


    SoftwareUpdate.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00165663%
    Kernel CPU:0.00116325%
    User CPU:0.00049337%
    CPU cycles:801,682/sec
    Context switches:6/sec
    Memory:568 KB
    1.16 MB
    Total CPU:0.00046285%
    Kernel CPU:0.00042721%
    User CPU:0.00003564%
    CPU cycles:88,338/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    Total CPU:0.00013279%
    Kernel CPU:0.00013279%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:16,354/sec
    Memory:1.11 MB
    Total CPU:0.00007104%
    Kernel CPU:0.00007104%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:2,724/sec
    Memory:1.67 MB
    msvcrt.dll (Windows NT CRT DLL by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00001092%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.00001092%
    CPU cycles:48,267/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:680 KB
    Total CPU:0.00001092%
    Kernel CPU:0.00001092%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:91/sec
    Memory:1.67 MB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    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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