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What is drivermender.exe?

Part of Driver Mender by PC Drivers Headquarters

What is it?

Driver Mender 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 drivermender.exe from PC Drivers Headquarters
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How does drivermender.exe run?

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

How does drivermender.exe start?

Scheduled task - drivermender.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Driver Mender-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.
Startup files (user) run - drivermender.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Driver Mender' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Driver Mender\Driver Mender\DriverMender.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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the drivermender.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of drivermender.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is drivermender.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00029% CPU2902.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
57.55 MB RAM267.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
71 GDI objects47.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driver mender\driver mender\drivermender.exe

Are there other versions of Driver Mender?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: drivermender.exe
Publisher: PC Drivers Headquarters (verified)
Name: Driver Mender
Description: Driver Mender
Size: 3.54 MB
Original file name: DriverMender.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/4/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006996344%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004093910%
User CPU: 0.00029024344236%
Privileged CPU time: 859375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,581,621,000
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 688.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 697.82 MB
Paged memory: 57.55 MB
Peak paged memory: 65.38 MB
Paged system memory: 565.94 KB
Non-paged system memory: 75.48 KB
Working set memory: 71.74 MB
Peak working set memory: 73.2 MB
Min working set memory: 71.66 MB
Private memory: 57.55 MB
Page faults: 42,247
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 821
Total read transfer: 9.15 MB
Total write operations: 479
Total write transfer: 1.09 MB
Total other operations: 27,488
Total other transfer: 108.55 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 71
Peak GDI objects: 75
USER objects: 80
Peak USER objects: 81
Handle count average: 639
Thread count average: 14

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Driver Mender\Driver Mender\DriverMender.exe" /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Scheduled task details

Name: \Driver Mender-RTMRules

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Driver Mender
Command: C:\Program Files\Driver Mender\Driver Mender\DriverMender.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Image hashes

MD5: 6c69a7e25b343313bffd173b97e04312
SHA-1: a8cc960de1f0f5dfd9d8059431e85b3b2687bccd

PE image details

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