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What is gcswf32.dll?

Part of Shockwave Flash by Adobe Systems

What is it?

Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181 allows web pages to display interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser. This is the plug-in specifically for Internet Explorer and runs as an integrated ActiveX application.
Description of gcswf32.dll from Adobe Systems
Shockwave Player is the web standard for powerful multimedia playback. The Shockwave Player allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser. Shockwave Player displays content created with Adobe Director 11.5 software such as high-performance multiuser games, interactive 3D product simulations, online entertainment, and training applications. By using extensions, developers can extend the capabilities of Shockwave Player to play back custom-built applications.
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How does gcswf32.dll run?

Process - gcswf32.dll is an instance of a running program. Shockwave Flash is launched by the program (host) rundll32.exe (Windows host process (Rundll32) by Microsoft) typically with a command like C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\APPLIC~1\140835~1.186\gcswf32.dll",BrokerMain browser=chrome. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. gcswf32.dll is executed by the process chrome.exe (Google Chrome by Google Inc).

How does gcswf32.dll start?

Google Chrome plugin - gcswf32.dll runs within the context of the Google Chrome web browser as plugin. Chrome supports browser plugins that run as an unrestricted separate process outside the browser and cannot be sandboxed as tabs. Plugins are generally used to add functions to the Chrome browser.
Shockwave Flash is loaded by:

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the gcswf32.dll process running.Of the 0.2% of gcswf32.dll users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gcswf32.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00095% CPU9549.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.9 MB RAM18.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 30 /min1.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\12.0.742.112\gcswf32.dll

Are there other versions of Shockwave Flash?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: gcswf32.dll
Publisher: Adobe Systems, Inc. (verified)
Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
Version: 10,3,183,10
Size: 6.05 MB
Original file name: npswf32.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/14/2010
Expiration date: 12/14/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0028854819%
Privileged CPU: 0.0019305743%
User CPU: 0.00095490769564%
Privileged CPU time: 93.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 353,869,633
CPU cycle count /min: 4,406,206
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 68.19 MB
Peak committed memory: 68.19 MB
Paged memory: 3.9 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.91 MB
Paged system memory: 128.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.36 KB
Working set memory: 5.38 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.38 MB
Min working set memory: 5.38 MB
Private memory: 3.9 MB
Page faults: 1,466
Page faults /min: 18
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,297
Read operations /min: 16
Total read transfer: 221.75 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.76 KB
Total write operations: 1,128
Write operations /min: 14
Total write transfer: 50.43 KB
Write transfer /min: 643 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,399
Other operations /min: 30
Total other transfer: 55.73 KB
Other Transfer /min: 711 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 16
USER objects: 5
Peak USER objects: 5
Resources
Handle count average: 86
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Hosted Process
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\APPLIC~1\140835~1.186\gcswf32.dll",BrokerMain browser=chrome

Google Chrome plugin details

Name: gcswf32.dll

Image hashes

MD5: 432f3cd65929ca459f729aaf50751dec
SHA-1: 4bc923df09b7fe85e0afd1fdff047c28e08eb9e4
SHA-256: 82b5d4915eeef7b749a154bfc9f8665f604c1b8d74e9b34ca9a4634ecbe896ac

PE image details

File entropy: 7.01997
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comdlg32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
mscms.dll
ole32.dll
rpcrt4.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
ws2_32.dll
Export Table
brokermainw
dllregisterserver
dllunregisterserver
flash_disablelocalsecurity
flash_enforcelocalsecurity
flashplayer_10_3_183_10_flashplayer
flashplayer_10_3_183_7_flashplayer
java_shockwaveflash_currentframe_stub
java_shockwaveflash_flashversion_stub
java_shockwaveflash_frameloaded_stub
java_shockwaveflash_getvariable_stub
java_shockwaveflash_gotoframe_stub
java_shockwaveflash_isplaying_stub
java_shockwaveflash_loadmovie_stub
java_shockwaveflash_pan_stub
java_shockwaveflash_percentloaded_stub
java_shockwaveflash_play_stub
java_shockwaveflash_setvariable_stub
java_shockwaveflash_setzoomrect_stub
java_shockwaveflash_stopplay_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tcallframe_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tcalllabel_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tcurrentframe_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tcurrentlabel_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tgetproperty_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tgotoframe_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tgotolabel_stub
java_shockwaveflash_totalframes_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tplay_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tsetproperty_stub
java_shockwaveflash_tstopplay_stub
java_shockwaveflash_zoom_stub
native_shockwaveflash_currentframe
native_shockwaveflash_flashversion
native_shockwaveflash_frameloaded
native_shockwaveflash_getvariable
native_shockwaveflash_gotoframe
native_shockwaveflash_isplaying
native_shockwaveflash_loadmovie
native_shockwaveflash_pan
native_shockwaveflash_percentloaded
native_shockwaveflash_play
native_shockwaveflash_setvariable
native_shockwaveflash_setzoomrect
native_shockwaveflash_stopplay
native_shockwaveflash_tcallframe
native_shockwaveflash_tcalllabel
native_shockwaveflash_tcurrentframe
native_shockwaveflash_tcurrentlabel
native_shockwaveflash_tgetproperty
native_shockwaveflash_tgotoframe
native_shockwaveflash_tgotolabel
native_shockwaveflash_totalframes
native_shockwaveflash_tplay
native_shockwaveflash_tsetproperty
native_shockwaveflash_tstopplay
native_shockwaveflash_zoom
np_getentrypoints
np_initialize
np_shutdown
register_shockwaveflash
unregister_shockwaveflash
unuse_netscape_plugin_plugin
unuse_shockwaveflash
use_netscape_plugin_plugin
use_shockwaveflash
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