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What is napster.exe?

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How does napster.exe run?

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

How does napster.exe start?

Autoplay handler - napster.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of NapsterPlayCDHandler with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\NapsterPlayCDHandler. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Startup files (all users) run - napster.exe is registered with the run identifier 'NapsterShell' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe /systray' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the napster.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of napster.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is napster.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU835.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.47 MB RAM11.5%
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.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\napster\napster.exe

Are there other versions of Napster?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: napster.exe
Publisher: Napster (verified)
Name: Napster
Description: Napster
Size: 315.7 KB
Original file name: NapsterShell.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Napster
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/11/2006
Expiration date: 8/12/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001290339%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000454905%
User CPU: 0.00008354341784%
Privileged CPU time: 1263.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 476,171,368
CPU cycle count /min: 802,776
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 59.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 62.75 MB
Paged memory: 2.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.58 MB
Paged system memory: 113.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.77 KB
Working set memory: 5.22 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.22 MB
Min working set memory: 5.13 MB
Private memory: 2.47 MB
Page faults: 4,533
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 18
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.91 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 232 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 588
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.91 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 125
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe" /systray

Autoplay handler details

Name: NapsterPlayCDHandler
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\NapsterPlayCDHandler

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: NapsterShell
Command: C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe /systray

Image hashes

MD5: ebc52bc3746485c2643fa08b1c7c7c84
SHA-1: e6dc038cea34f51f5c369732c84a63ed01d1916b
SHA-256: 171f7901df4cc58fbaa49d4f740fc07244212f082fa67cc836b35020bdc8c708

PE image details

File packed: No
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