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What is pdengine.exe?

Part of PerfectDisk by Raxco Software

What is it?

PDEngine 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 pdengine.exe from Raxco Software
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How does pdengine.exe run?

Service - pdengine.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PDEngine' (PDEngine). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. PDEngine 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the pdengine.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pdengine.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pdengine.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00019% CPU1944.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
16.71 MB RAM77.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
710 /min31.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          15 context switches/sec15.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\raxco\shared\pdengine.exe

Are there other versions of PerfectDisk?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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: pdengine.exe
Publisher: Raxco Software, Inc. (verified)
Name: PerfectDisk
Description: PDEngine Module
Size: 3.23 MB
Original file name: PDEngine.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: 0.0003639593%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001695366%
User CPU: 0.00019442272268%
Privileged CPU time: 632125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1,115 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,879,794,438
CPU cycle count /min: 1,644,943,862
Context switches /sec: 15
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 163.81 MB
Peak committed memory: 627.42 MB
Paged memory: 16.71 MB
Peak paged memory: 508.58 MB
Paged system memory: 167.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.39 KB
Working set memory: 22.34 MB
Peak working set memory: 517.34 MB
Min working set memory: 20.31 MB
Private memory: 16.71 MB
Page faults: 1,362,803
Page faults /min: 2,404
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 354,330
Read operations /min: 625
Total read transfer: 1.41 GB
Read transfer /min: 2.55 MB
Total write operations: 48,097
Write operations /min: 85
Total write transfer: 65.22 MB
Write transfer /min: 117.8 KB
Total other operations: 93,815,835
Other operations /min: 165,484
Other Transfer /min: 532.59 MB
Handle count average: 241
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Service details

Name: PDEngine
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “PerfectDisk's defrag engine”

Image hashes

MD5: d2b3222ea7ac09194441affcf451a8c3
SHA-1: 9323a6ed7b0b9bde6f89c6208a147199f0e6a22a

PE image details

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