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What is driverwhiz.exe?

Part of Driver Whiz by PC Drivers Headquarters

What is it?

Driver Whiz is used to locate new versions of drivers that are already installed on the computer system. Drivers that currently have upgrades available are shown to the user, who can proceed with the upgrade with a simple click.
Description of driverwhiz.exe from PC Drivers Headquarters
At PC Drivers HeadQuarters we have distilled 10 years of PC hardware expertise into our driver identification software, Driver Detective. Driver Detective was created to save you time and remove any guesswork in resolving driver problems by providing you with a single, all-encompassing tool. In most cases updating a driver is as simple as selecting the download icon and following instructions. Our integrated support services are available in those instances where updating your driver is not so clear.
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How does driverwhiz.exe run?

Process - driverwhiz.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. driverwhiz.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does driverwhiz.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - driverwhiz.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Driver Whiz' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\DriverWhiz.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - driverwhiz.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Driver Whiz-RTMRules'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the driverwhiz.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of driverwhiz.exe users, 60.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is driverwhiz.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00826% CPU82562.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
51.41 MB RAM238.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
48 GDI objects32.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driver whiz\driver whiz\driverwhiz.exe

Are there other versions of Driver Whiz?

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 Driver Whiz.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: driverwhiz.exe
Publisher: PC Drivers Headquarters (verified)
Name: Driver Whiz
Description: Driver Whiz
Size: 3.36 MB
Original file name: DriverWhiz.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/3/2011
Expiration date: 4/21/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0094208385%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011646070%
User CPU: 0.00825623153006%
Privileged CPU time: 1560.01 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,668,486,375
CPU cycle count /min: 93,120,301
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 263.13 MB
Peak committed memory: 274.76 MB
Paged memory: 51.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 59.19 MB
Paged system memory: 375.18 KB
Non-paged system memory: 32.3 KB
Working set memory: 2.96 MB
Peak working set memory: 63.82 MB
Min working set memory: 2.48 MB
Private memory: 51.41 MB
Page faults: 28,930
Page faults /min: 85
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 463
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 9.1 MB
Read transfer /min: 27.33 KB
Total write operations: 415
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 904.59 KB
Write transfer /min: 2.65 KB
Total other operations: 14,454
Other operations /min: 42
Total other transfer: 60.32 KB
Other Transfer /min: 181 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 48
Peak GDI objects: 49
USER objects: 83
Peak USER objects: 85
Handle count average: 612
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\DriverWhiz.exe" /showWelcomC:false /actioC:checkRuleManifests /applicationModC:current

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Driver Whiz
Command: C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\DriverWhiz.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Scheduled task details

Name: \Driver Whiz-RTMUpdater

Image hashes

MD5: c1317e0644cce76f28bc4aa17529bbef
SHA-1: 9551bdcafd2f636a9d8eb013237b768943020569
SHA-256: 38ec9addc4dada39be2d296c6c515e9d208d47be038d7ffa67ede5de93aca0ba

PE image details

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