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What is rootsupd.exe?

rootsupd.exe is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the rootsupd.exe version information.

rootsupd.exe's description is "Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor "

rootsupd.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

rootsupd.exe is usually located in the 'c:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\Install\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWin32 Cabinet Self-Extractor ..
Internal nameWextract
Original filenameWEXTRACT.EXE
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version6.00.2600.0000
File version6.00.2600.0000

The following is the available information on rootsupd.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWin32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
Internal nameWextract
Original filenameWEXTRACT.EXE
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version6.00.2600.0000
File version6.00.2600.0000

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number61062781000000000008

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5722d8a7c96f9f0748321aaa01be3058b
SHA256638de5a949ba9b112081acb647633366ff951b9dd03b762cb32f3aa5ab6d9336

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to rootsupd.exe:

rootsupd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

rootsupd.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor has stopped working.

End Program - rootsupd.exe. This program is not responding.

rootsupd.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

rootsupd.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 5 votes to remove and 47 votes to keep

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