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What is wpctrl.exe?

Part of Pivot Sofware by Portrait Displays

Description of wpctrl.exe from Portrait Displays
Rotate your display to portrait orientation to enjoy the advantages of portrait viewing. Pivot can support multiple viewing orientations: portrait 90°, presentation 180°, portrait 270°, and landscape. Pivot is no longer limited to just desktop solutions, with its multi-viewing orientation capability, it is a must for tablet PCs, web pads, and slate computers. With Pivot, you can rotate the display to any orientation for the most productive viewing angle.
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How does wpctrl.exe run?

Process - wpctrl.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wpctrl.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does wpctrl.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - wpctrl.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PivotSoftware' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpctrl.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the wpctrl.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of wpctrl.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wpctrl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00015% CPU1544.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.13 MB RAM14.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\portrait displays\pivot pro plugin\wpctrl.exe

Are there other versions of Pivot Sofware?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Pivot Sofware.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: wpctrl.exe
Publisher: Portrait Displays, Inc. (verified)
Name: Pivot Sofware
Description: Pivot Software Support Application
Version: 7.70
Size: 672 KB
Original file name: wpctrl.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005099286%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003554648%
User CPU: 0.00015446380915%
Privileged CPU time: 359.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.5 MB
Paged memory: 3.13 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.08 MB
Paged system memory: 64.28 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.8 KB
Working set memory: 6.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 51.98 MB
Min working set memory: 6.18 MB
Private memory: 3.13 MB
Page faults: 25,333
Page faults /min: 30
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 96
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.04 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.26 KB
Total other operations: 276
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 15.08 KB
Other Transfer /min: 18 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 79
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpctrl.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: PivotSoftware
Command: "C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpctrl.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 47a746639a69c73e6933a7eadff1e426
SHA-1: 240402f5eb1d687eebe3582397959ba80340d405
SHA-256: e2174411c2f4233369e98445409311eab3bb2f48eb675dd26945920ffdbd6efe

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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