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What is volctrl.exe?

Part of HP Quick Launch Buttons by Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

What is it?

This contains the software that enables the Quick Launch Buttons on the keyboard and the external Easy Access Buttons Keyboard to be programmed for the supported notebook models and operating systems. This application enables menu control of various bezel buttons such as volume, internal/external display, and mute on/off; HotKeys, and Docked Events.
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How does volctrl.exe run?

Process - volctrl.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. volctrl.exe is executed by the process qlbctrl.exe (HP Quick Launch Buttons by Hewlett-Packard Company).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the volctrl.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of volctrl.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is volctrl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU580.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.53 MB RAM30.3%
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.
         14 GDI objects9.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp quick launch buttons\volctrl.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 HP Quick Launch Buttons.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: volctrl.exe
Name: HP Quick Launch Buttons
Description: Volume related element
Version: 6, 5, 10, 1
Size: 75.05 KB
Original file name: HP Quick Launch Buttons

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/17/2008
Expiration date: 12/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000993957%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000413152%
User CPU: 0.00005808053252%
Privileged CPU time: 13323.73 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 119,444,865
CPU cycle count /min: 27,884,190
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 65.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 69.03 MB
Paged memory: 6.53 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.61 MB
Paged system memory: 115.94 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.15 KB
Working set memory: 4.55 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.75 MB
Min working set memory: 4.34 MB
Private memory: 6.53 MB
Page faults: 1,793
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 28.98 KB
Read transfer /min: 13 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 348 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 448
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.42 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 14
Peak GDI objects: 16
USER objects: 8
Peak USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 100
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\VolCtrl.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\VolCtrl.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 001b2cd2d45bc59575ba0f1a4a997682
SHA-1: e884a75086e6003b41dab7ea04b0f9721a4c5257
SHA-256: 6049f4096ff80da910d79b2ae7a83df38ea624d2f6293a0003808fc02160c79f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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