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What is pcs_agnt.exe?

Part of Personal Communications by IBM

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How does pcs_agnt.exe run?

Process - pcs_agnt.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. pcs_agnt.exe is executed by the process winlogon.exe (Windows NT Logon Application by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the pcs_agnt.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of pcs_agnt.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pcs_agnt.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU39.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.25 MB RAM15.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ibm\personal communications\pcs_agnt.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 Personal Communications.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: pcs_agnt.exe
Publisher: IBM Corporation
Name: Personal Communications
Description: Always Resident PComm Process
Version: 5070.10.5249.773
Product version: 5.7.1
Size: 36 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000638046%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000598861%
User CPU: 0.00000391857645%
Privileged CPU time: 2703.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 40.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 40.11 MB
Paged memory: 3.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.25 MB
Paged system memory: 29 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.18 KB
Working set memory: 496 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.45 MB
Min working set memory: 476 KB
Private memory: 3.25 MB
Page faults: 1,783
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 147
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 9.17 MB
Read transfer /min: 982 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,559
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 29.56 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 67
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: 6157b47b8423ff2c0ef363fbe655a0d3
SHA-1: 977802e3292d2405baca561357d6f16de8910019
SHA-256: ef0c35a3fef424fa5e1a212ed07a8e8abc801fc01851afb50f52c8ced3006188

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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