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What is dfx.exe?

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How does dfx.exe run?

Process - dfx.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does dfx.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - dfx.exe is registered with the run identifier 'DFX' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe -startup' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
User start menu folder - The shortcut file dfx.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable dfx.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the dfx.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of dfx.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dfx.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00012% CPU1156.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
21.18 MB RAM98.4%
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.
288 GDI objects192.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,078 context switches/sec1078.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\dfx\dfx.exe

Are there other versions of dfx.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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dfx.exe
Size: 1.22 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Power Technology
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/26/2012
Expiration date: 5/10/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001363053%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000207020%
User CPU: 0.00011560330568%
Privileged CPU time: 44132.68 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 11 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,149,975,413
CPU cycle count /min: 1,096,339,978
Context switches /sec: 1,078
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 124.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 136.48 MB
Paged memory: 21.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.56 MB
Paged system memory: 205.76 KB
Non-paged system memory: 50.53 KB
Working set memory: 4.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 23.88 MB
Min working set memory: 1.23 MB
Private memory: 21.18 MB
Page faults: 162,222,437
Page faults /min: 39,920
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 69
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 123.49 KB
Read transfer /min: 31 Bytes
Total write operations: 9
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 3.61 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 100,789
Other operations /min: 25
Total other transfer: 2.21 MB
Other Transfer /min: 570 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 288
Peak GDI objects: 300
USER objects: 32
Peak USER objects: 39
Resources
Handle count average: 242
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Child Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe" -startup

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: DFX
Command: C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe -startup

User start menu folder details

Name: dfx.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 71cc5247b281d379c52a6a3e8e5a792e
SHA-1: 842ba256a7ac7b7e9e46c804194992ddc5fbc1ef

PE image details

File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
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