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What is tfswctrl.exe?

By Sonic Solutions

What is it?

Drive Letter Access (DLA) is a discontinued commercial packet writing application for the Microsoft Windows operating system that allows optical disc data storage devices to be used in a manner similar to floppy disks. DLA is a packet writing technology for CD and DVD media that uses the UDF file system.
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How does tfswctrl.exe run?

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

How does tfswctrl.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - tfswctrl.exe is registered with the run identifier 'dla' and the execution command 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.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 0.1% of all Boost users have the tfswctrl.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of tfswctrl.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is tfswctrl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00139% CPU13888.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     952 KB RAM4.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          412 /min18.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of tfswctrl.exe?

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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About Sonic Solutions

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File details

File name: tfswctrl.exe
Publisher: Sonic Solutions
Description: Drive Letter Access Component
Version: 1.04.08a
Size: 120.06 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0055555145%
Privileged CPU: 0.0041666359%
User CPU: 0.00138887863279%
Privileged CPU time: 30.04 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.21 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.21 MB
Paged memory: 952 KB
Peak paged memory: 976 KB
Paged system memory: 35.86 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.65 KB
Working set memory: 3.63 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.64 MB
Min working set memory: 3.6 MB
Private memory: 952 KB
Page faults: 993
Page faults /min: 82
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 64
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 38.4 KB
Read transfer /min: 3.19 KB
Total write operations: 4,909
Write operations /min: 407
Total write transfer: 5.43 KB
Write transfer /min: 462 Bytes
Total other operations: 709
Other operations /min: 59
Total other transfer: 36.04 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2.99 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 94
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: dla
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 0df3275fd096bacec54e01657d8745d8
SHA-1: 2dc9b1b0427ce102a5d16c5dd5b7216267c2a376

PE image details

File entropy: 5.87740
File packed: No
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