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What is BrowserPlusPrefs.exe?

Part of Y! BrowserPlus by Yahoo!

What is it?

BrowserPlusPrefs.exe is the BrowserPlus Control Panel process.
Description of browserplusprefs.exe from Yahoo!
BrowserPlus is a technology for web browsers that allows developers to create rich web applications with desktop capabilities. The most unique attribute of BrowserPlus is its ability to update and add new services on the fly without a browser restart or even reloading the page! As a user, this means no more installers to run or losing your place on the web. For developers, you can check for and activate new services with a single function call, pending user approval - we handle the complexity of software distribution and updates for you.
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How does browserplusprefs.exe run?

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


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the browserplusprefs.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of browserplusprefs.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is BrowserPlusPrefs.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.09330% CPU932986.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.64 MB RAM49.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     205 /min9.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
106 GDI objects70.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          14 context switches/sec14.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\yahoo!\browserplus\2.9.8\browserplusprefs.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo was founded in 1994 by David Filo and Jerry Yang. It has since evolved into a major internet brand with search, content verticals, and other web services. More...
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File details

File name: BrowserPlusPrefs.exe
Publisher: Yahoo! Inc.
Name: Y! BrowserPlus
Description: BrowserPlus Control Panel
Size: 731.5 KB
Original file name: BrowserPlusPrefs.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1566084401%
Privileged CPU: 0.0633097949%
User CPU: 0.09329864514586%
Total CPU time: 481 ms
Total CPU time /min: 96 ms
Privileged CPU time: 200.29 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 40 ms
User CPU time: 280.4 ms
User CPU time /min: 56 ms
Context switches /sec: 14
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 71.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 73.07 MB
Paged memory: 10.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.73 MB
Paged system memory: 123.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.47 KB
Working set memory: 4.52 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.12 MB
Min working set memory: 4.39 MB
Private memory: 10.64 MB
Page faults: 7,915
Page faults /min: 1,575
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 622
Read operations /min: 124
Total read transfer: 213.14 KB
Read transfer /min: 42.41 KB
Total write operations: 407
Write operations /min: 81
Total write transfer: 27.85 KB
Write transfer /min: 5.54 KB
Total other operations: 2,826
Other operations /min: 562
Total other transfer: 26.92 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5.36 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 106
USER objects: 50
Handle count average: 428
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Yahoo!\BrowserPlus\2.9.8\BrowserPlusPrefs.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 8dd114e90fc8f008773e5be26c795abe
SHA-1: 07ed640112a0be9ccf2cfd98cd3de273f2ccfff9
SHA-256: 3e4d580d9bffff527a8ec57760695e65cafd54fd2b230a31de365fb4c24587e6

PE image details

File entropy: 6.52228
File packed: No
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