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What is picasamediadetector.exe?

Part of Picasa by Google

What is it?

Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Native applications for Windows are available through Google Labs. For organizing photos, Picasa has file importing and tracking features, as well as tags, facial recognition, and collections for further sorting.
Description of picasamediadetector.exe from Google
Picasa can transfer, find, organize, edit, print, and share images, all with this easy-to-use product. Watch Picasa automatically organize all your pictures into elegant albums by date. Having all your photos in one place means no more time wasted searching for folders or files. The program works with JPEG, GIF, BMP, PSD, and movie files and is compatible with most digital cameras; it detects your USB driver and imports pictures into albums. Editing tools include cropping (standard or custom), removal of red-eye, and enhancing--even switching from color to black and white. Create slide shows set to your MP3s. Integration with Picasa's free Hello instant picture-sharing software lets you share hundreds of photos in seconds and chat in real time.
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How does picasamediadetector.exe run?

Process - picasamediadetector.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does picasamediadetector.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - picasamediadetector.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Picasa Media Detector' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe' 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the picasamediadetector.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of picasamediadetector.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is picasamediadetector.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU163.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.27 MB RAM10.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\picasa2\picasamediadetector.exe

Are there other versions of Picasa?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

About Google Inc.

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File details

File name: picasamediadetector.exe
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: Picasa
Description: Picasa
Product version: 2.6.0
Size: 357.81 KB
Original file name: Picasa2.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 7/10/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000358214%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000194818%
User CPU: 0.00001633958110%
Privileged CPU time: 93.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 317,118,608
CPU cycle count /min: 13,486,246
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.52 MB
Peak committed memory: 65.52 MB
Paged memory: 2.27 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.34 MB
Paged system memory: 110.45 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.53 KB
Working set memory: 4.67 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.58 MB
Min working set memory: 4.66 MB
Private memory: 2.27 MB
Page faults: 1,852
Page faults /min: 1
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 7
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 104
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Picasa Media Detector
Command: C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 0a44c06a0bb2ebc8b08df7039a2248d1
SHA-1: 04c3f5962435fb3141d79d42300c54f3b674abe1
SHA-256: 52ad283ad7f7ddea6c521db4408155a30ade6e329e62be47a837c17ba4966f9a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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