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What is ICQ.exe?

Part of ICQ by ICQ LLC.

What is it?

ICQ is an instant messaging computer program. ICQ features include offline user messaging, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory.
Description of icq.exe from ICQ LLC.
Chat with Facebook friends: Add your Facebook friends to your contact list and chat with them while their online in Facebook directly from your ICQ. Get social: Get updates from social networks and chat with Facebook friends directly from your ICQ. Express yourself: Update your status and share your favorite links and images through the new ICQ status box. Share pictures: Pictures of yourself and others with the new ICQ picture sharing tool.
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How does icq.exe run?

Process - ICQ.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does icq.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - ICQ.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ICQ' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\ICQ7.6\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Internet Explorer extension - ICQ.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {7644E42D-B096-457F-8B5B-901238FC81AE}. Browser extensions allow applications to add functionality to the browser and change the user interface in a way that is not directly related to the viewable content of Web pages.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the icq.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of icq.exe users, 26.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ICQ.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00749% CPU74942.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.92 MB RAM50.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
90 GDI objects60.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ICQ7.6\ICQ.exe

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 ICQ.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About ICQ, LLC.

ICQ was developed in 1996 by Mirabilis, the creators of the first fully functional Internet-wide Instant messenger comprising presence, buddy list, and rapid me More...
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File details

File name: ICQ.exe
Publisher: ICQ, LLC. (verified)
Name: ICQ
Description: ICQ
Size: 124.06 KB
Original file name: ICQ.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ICQ
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/9/2011
Expiration date: 7/8/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0132993176%
Privileged CPU: 0.0058051197%
User CPU: 0.00749419786713%
Total CPU time: 1,011 ms
Total CPU time /min: 8 ms
Privileged CPU time: 445.64 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4 ms
User CPU time: 565.81 ms
User CPU time /min: 5 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 94.65 MB
Peak committed memory: 103.62 MB
Paged memory: 10.92 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.84 MB
Paged system memory: 118.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.18 KB
Working set memory: 622 KB
Peak working set memory: 23.86 MB
Min working set memory: 492 KB
Private memory: 10.92 MB
Page faults: 27,829
Page faults /min: 220
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 271
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 1.05 MB
Read transfer /min: 8.49 KB
Total write operations: 150
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 204.6 KB
Write transfer /min: 1.63 KB
Total other operations: 9,402
Other operations /min: 74
Total other transfer: 142.11 KB
Other Transfer /min: 1.11 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 90
USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 242
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files1\ICQ7.6\ICQ.exe" noupdate=1 updatesrp=0:0:0:0

Startup files (user) run details

Name: ICQ
Command: "C:\Program Files\ICQ7.6\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4

Internet Explorer extension details

CLSID: {7644E42D-B096-457F-8B5B-901238FC81AE}

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 997254a2c381e96f33e39f7f78373275
SHA-1: 15901dcdbfc019106fe9dcf769b96c0a04882d49
SHA-256: cd9f4ababdc5b3d1a25aabe385174cf32e530c87da7cefea65cf413652dc9ce5

PE image details

File entropy: 6.14880
File packed: No
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