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What is cnxdias.exe?

Part of Driver Information Assist Service by CANON INC.

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How does cnxdias.exe run?

Service - cnxdias.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Canon Driver Information Assist Service' (Canon Driver Information Assist Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Canon Driver Information Assist Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the cnxdias.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of cnxdias.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is cnxdias.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU213.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.33 MB RAM10.8%
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.
              18 GDI objects12.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     3 context switches/sec3.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\canon\dias\cnxdias.exe

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: cnxdias.exe
Publisher: CANON INC. (verified)
Name: Driver Information Assist Service
Description: Driver Information Assist Core Module
Version: 10,2,4,2413
Product version: 1, 0, 0, 0
Size: 3.25 MB
Original file name: CnxDIAS.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: CANON INC.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/22/2007
Expiration date: 10/22/2008

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000332250%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000119269%
User CPU: 0.00002129804786%
Privileged CPU time: 2140.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 3
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 40.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 41.82 MB
Paged memory: 2.33 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.36 MB
Paged system memory: 35.81 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.02 KB
Working set memory: 3.93 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.53 MB
Min working set memory: 936 KB
Private memory: 2.33 MB
Page faults: 3,509
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 23
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.2 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 23
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 244 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,251
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 38.19 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 18
USER objects: 26
Handle count average: 94
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Canon\DIAS\CnxDIAS.exe"

Service details

Name: Canon Driver Information Assist Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Provides communication service between printer drivers and printers.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 41380

Image hashes

MD5: 048bb4921bc148eba4020295ab265063
SHA-1: 7b7264ccf3a5910a65ce594102dfd31a9d1297df
SHA-256: 6000a680c17aa4aecbafb68204300e8ddffdcecc594843b86746b31ca57977b4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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