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What is sftservice.exe?

Part of SoftThinks Agent Service by SoftThinks

Description of sftservice.exe from SoftThinks
SoftThinks Deployment Suite helps manage the entire lifecycle of computers from out-of-box experience to reconfigurations to repairs to refurbishing. With SDS, you can create, store, and manage an unlimited number of PC configurations simultaneously. It is a fully automated system for imaging, identifying, deploying, or redeploying a system. Content is automatically backed up to local or central storage locations. SDS has an easy-to-use interface for technicians and administrators. Users can reinstall systems and automaticcally detect system hardware and install relevant drivers.
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How does sftservice.exe run?

Service - sftservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SftService' (SoftThinks Agent Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SoftThinks Agent Service 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the sftservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of sftservice.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sftservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU204.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.7 MB RAM17.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\dell datasafe local backup\sftservice.exe

Are there other versions of SoftThinks Agent Service?

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 SoftThinks Agent Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: sftservice.exe
Publisher: SoftThinks (verified)
Name: SoftThinks Agent Service
Description: SoftThinks Agent Service
Version: 1, 0, 82, 36
Size: 641.23 KB
Original file name: SftService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Dell Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/14/2006
Expiration date: 1/10/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001175161%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000970398%
User CPU: 0.00002047629291%
Privileged CPU time: 218.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 701,954,759
CPU cycle count /min: 187,477
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 59.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 63.34 MB
Paged memory: 3.7 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.77 MB
Paged system memory: 56.73 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.26 KB
Working set memory: 4.31 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.97 MB
Min working set memory: 4.3 MB
Private memory: 3.7 MB
Page faults: 2,221
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 19
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 4.93 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 80
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 12.18 KB
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,411
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 17.49 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Handle count average: 100
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\sftservice.EXE"

Service details

Name: SoftThinks Agent Service
Service name: SftService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “SoftThinks Agent Service”

Image hashes

MD5: e15da9b84d74aecb1afb6b439fdffb21
SHA-1: 6931a975d0338bb5f2c3a09db025ffddb2605657
SHA-256: 8d9c805b6c3691484740f4f0c5b16be7d3797c3b05bc2f131f6a10083a9eb700

PE image details

File packed: No
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