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What is dragon.exe?

Part of Comodo Dragon by Comodo

What is it?

Comodo Dragon is a freeware web browser. It is an implementation of Chromium and is produced by Comodo Group. Sporting a similar interface to Google Chrome, Dragon eliminates Chrome's usage tracking and some other potentially privacy-compromising features, and provides additional security measures, such as indicating the authenticity and relative strength of a website's SSL certificate.
Description of dragon.exe from Comodo
The Comodo companies are innovative and prolific developers of online security and trust assurance solutions. The Comodo Dragon has taken the latest Chromium technology and beefed it up in the one way necessary to make it the optimum Browser to use on today's malware plagued Internet. – Superior Security and Privacy. Comodo Dragon not only gives you the complete compliment of features offered by Chromium (key features listed above), it also gives you Comodo's unsurpassed security and privacy features.
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How does dragon.exe run?

Process - dragon.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. dragon.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does dragon.exe start?

Shell open command - dragon.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of ftp with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" -- "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Startup files (user) run - dragon.exe is registered with the run identifier 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_7218AFA7849FC9D5C4262FD4DD0C1886' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" --no-startup-window' 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 - dragon.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{62076B4B-E0B5-481D-A8E0-9AD6C76B4F77}' and is triggered by the Registration action. 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the dragon.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of dragon.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dragon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00132% CPU13226.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
54.48 MB RAM253.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,130 /min50.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
87 GDI objects58.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\comodo\dragon\dragon.exe

Are there other versions of Comodo Dragon?

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 Comodo Dragon.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Comodo

Comodo Group, Inc. is a privately held group of companies providing computer software and SSL digital certificates, based in Jersey City, New Jersey, in the Uni More...
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File details

File name: dragon.exe
Publisher: Comodo (verified)
Name: Comodo Dragon
Description: Comodo Dragon
Size: 1.2 MB
Original file name: chrome.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0029736517%
Privileged CPU: 0.0016509815%
User CPU: 0.00132267015037%
Privileged CPU time: 21892.86 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 101 ms
CPU cycle count: 815,306,050
CPU cycle count /min: 17,656,326
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 273.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 285.15 MB
Paged memory: 54.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 66.01 MB
Paged system memory: 372.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 72.84 KB
Working set memory: 41.34 MB
Peak working set memory: 76.09 MB
Min working set memory: 6.37 MB
Private memory: 54.48 MB
Page faults: 293,548
Page faults /min: 1,359
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 109,716
Read operations /min: 508
Total read transfer: 50.62 MB
Read transfer /min: 239.91 KB
Total write operations: 134,293
Write operations /min: 622
Total write transfer: 74.91 MB
Write transfer /min: 355.08 KB
Total other operations: 73,637
Other operations /min: 341
Total other transfer: 1.87 MB
Other Transfer /min: 8.88 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 87
Peak GDI objects: 92
USER objects: 32
Peak USER objects: 33
Handle count average: 392
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Untrusted
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" --type=renderer --lang=en-US --force-fieldtrials=BrowserPreReadExperiment/100-pct-default/Prerender/PrerenderControl/UMA-Session-Randomized-Uniformity-Trial-5-Percent/group_01/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-1-Percent/group_72/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-10-Percent/group_08/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-100-Percent/group_01/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-20-Percent/group_04/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-5-Percent/group_13/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-50-Percent/group_01/ --enable-threaded-compositin
"C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" --type=gpu-process --channel="4956.0.662282604\1704091286" --disable-image-transport-surface --disable-d3d11 --supports-dual-gpus=false --gpu-driver-bug-workarounds=0,1,5,14,27 --gpu-vendor-id=0x8086 --gpu-device-id=0x0156 --gpu-driver-vendor="Intel Corporation" --gpu-driver-version= --ignored=" --type=renderer " /prefetcC:822062411
"C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" --type=plugin --plugin-path="C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_14_0_0_125.dll" --lang=en-US --channel="4956.20.438812615\409909133" /prefetcC:-390060480
"C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe"

Shell open command details

Name: https
Command: "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" -- "%1"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_AFD3C449C26D273C8677F49A8DD9C69A
Command: "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" --no-startup-window

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {62076B4B-E0B5-481D-A8E0-9AD6C76B4F77}
Command: \{62076B4B-E0B5-481D-A8E0-9AD6C76B4F77}

Network connectivity

TCP: fa-in-f84.1e100.net on port 58510

Image hashes

MD5: ef175f7e495f0eef516be76a3f3d3011
SHA-1: 186e52dc5f41f73e2915180aa59727f7de5a2ae5

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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