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What is pdagent.exe?

Part of PerfectDisk by Raxco Software

What is it?

PDAgent Module for PerfectDisk is a defragmentation utility for Windows published by Raxco Software. PerfectDisk attempts to defragment drives in a single pass of a drive, as opposed to a common approach of running continuously and gradually defragmenting the file system. PerfectDisk has the capability of a scheduled defrag managed by an internal task scheduler. It also offers the option to defrag during screen saver activity, or when the PC is idle.
Description of pdagent.exe from Raxco Software
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How does pdagent.exe run?

Service - pdagent.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PDAgent' (PDAgent). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. PDAgent runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the pdagent.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of pdagent.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pdagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00039% CPU3888.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.95 MB RAM36.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 27 /min1.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
306 context switches/sec306.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\raxco\perfectdisk\pdagent.exe

Are there other versions of PerfectDisk?

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 PerfectDisk.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pdagent.exe
Publisher: Raxco Software, Inc. (verified)
Name: PerfectDisk
Description: PDAgent Module
Size: 2.68 MB
Original file name: PDAgent.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: Raxco Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/27/2012
Expiration date: 5/25/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0016518318%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012629825%
User CPU: 0.00038884929676%
Privileged CPU time: 91843.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 162 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,580,957,929
CPU cycle count /min: 555,837,104
Context switches /sec: 306
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 91.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 106.09 MB
Paged memory: 7.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 12.68 MB
Paged system memory: 156.86 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.89 KB
Working set memory: 17.36 MB
Peak working set memory: 22.17 MB
Min working set memory: 17.12 MB
Private memory: 7.95 MB
Page faults: 111,396
Page faults /min: 196
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 12,793
Read operations /min: 23
Total read transfer: 26.84 MB
Read transfer /min: 48.48 KB
Total write operations: 2,551
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 1.1 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.98 KB
Total other operations: 64,319
Other operations /min: 113
Total other transfer: 1.1 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.99 KB
Handle count average: 244
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDAgent.exe"

Service details

Name: PDAgent
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “This service controls PerfectDisk's scheduling and remote communication.”

Image hashes

MD5: a605ef8d23bb238fa52dc7d02afc1115
SHA-1: f6cb2d9d442eabc2627f945cfdb28d8a9e33187e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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