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What is advwindowsclientservice.exe?

Part of Amazon Unbox Video by Amazon.com

What is it?

Amazon Unbox Video Service for Amazon Instant Video (Amazon Unbo) is an Internet video on demand service offered by Amazon.com which offers television shows and films for rental and purchase. By default, AIV uses Flash Video in all web browsers with the Adobe Flash plugin installed.
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How does advwindowsclientservice.exe run?

Service - advwindowsclientservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ADVService' (Amazon Unbox Video Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Amazon Unbox Video Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the advwindowsclientservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of advwindowsclientservice.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is advwindowsclientservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00071% CPU7088.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
28.42 MB RAM132.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 5 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
34 context switches/sec34.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\amazon\amazon unbox video\advwindowsclientservice.exe

Are there other versions of Amazon Unbox Video?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Amazon Unbox Video.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc is the world's largest online retailer. Amazon product lines include books, music CDs, videotapes and DVDs, software, consumer electronics, kitc More...
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File details

File name: advwindowsclientservice.exe
Publisher: Amazon.com (verified)
Name: Amazon Unbox Video
Description: Amazon Unbox Video Service
Size: 25.1 KB
Original file name: ADVWindowsClientService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/20/2009
Expiration date: 7/21/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0014644515%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007555609%
User CPU: 0.00070889064232%
Privileged CPU time: 5974.84 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,039,191,252
CPU cycle count /min: 194,284,334
Context switches /sec: 34
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 190.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 228.92 MB
Paged memory: 28.42 MB
Peak paged memory: 33.4 MB
Paged system memory: 272.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 39.55 KB
Working set memory: 25.27 MB
Peak working set memory: 35.96 MB
Min working set memory: 21.72 MB
Private memory: 28.42 MB
Page faults: 49,474
Page faults /min: 41
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,351
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 27.55 MB
Read transfer /min: 68.04 KB
Total write operations: 752
Write operations /min: 2
Total write transfer: 1.37 MB
Write transfer /min: 3.38 KB
Total other operations: 261,058
Other operations /min: 630
Total other transfer: 6.95 MB
Other Transfer /min: 17.17 KB
Handle count average: 530
Thread count average: 18
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\ADVWindowsClientService.exe"

Service details

Name: Amazon Unbox Video Service
Service name: ADVService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Manages downloads for the Amazon Unbox Video application.”

Image hashes

MD5: 7233688fc422ef657e082309e6180142
SHA-1: f5ffafb17dcf92ca1c9ff8323f7c12d5b79f791a
SHA-256: 1fc415198085ed5d6d5721ba5cce9dfc17f7823a939b4ce31d7668afc00a3d8f

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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