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What is bcu.exe?

Part of Browser Configuration Utility by DeviceVM

What is it?

Browser Configuration Utility is an Internet Explorer URL search hook that redirects search results when an address or search keyword is entered into the web browser.
Description of bcu.exe from DeviceVM
The Browser Configuration Utility is an easy-to-install, easy-to-use, powerful search engine." and "In the Address Bar of either Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8, type the string of characters you want to search for, then press the key. The default Address Bar search engine is Yandex (for Russian), Baidu (for Simplified Chinese), or Yahoo (for all others), depending on your language and location.
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How does bcu.exe run?

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

How does bcu.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - bcu.exe is registered with the run identifier 'BCU' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.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 bcu.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of bcu.exe users, 85.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is bcu.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02262% CPU226155.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
21.25 MB RAM98.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
80 context switches/sec80.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\devicevm\browser configuration utility\bcu.exe

Are there other versions of Browser Configuration Utility?

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 Browser Configuration Utility.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: bcu.exe
Publisher: DeviceVM, Inc. (verified)
Name: Browser Configuration Utility
Description: Browser Configuration Utility
Product version: 1.1
Size: 366.21 KB
Original file name: BCU.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: DeviceVM Inc.
Certificate authority: GlobalSign nv-sa

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0234671703%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008516237%
User CPU: 0.02261554664095%
Privileged CPU time: 28550.66 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,036,453,915
Context switches /sec: 80
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 76.77 MB
Peak committed memory: 77.77 MB
Paged memory: 21.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.31 MB
Paged system memory: 90.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.98 KB
Working set memory: 8.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.51 MB
Min working set memory: 3.99 MB
Private memory: 21.25 MB
Page faults: 6,577,570
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 92,714
Total read transfer: 9.83 MB
Total write operations: 5
Total write transfer: 360 Bytes
Total other operations: 367,450
Total other transfer: 303.61 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 122
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: BCU
Command: "C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: fb309a962eacd8d104225ca857614412
SHA-1: a102340bdcf775a383d54575741936e1d5795db2
SHA-256: bbb3c39fa75705cff6db05632aed738d1bbd9f6ddc4d90d59ad4a6cf62660b0f

PE image details

File packed: No
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