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What is hsssrv.exe?

By AnchorFree

What is it?

Hotspot Shield allows you to create a VPN, or virtual private network, so you can transfer your data securely. When you access the Internet through such connections, you risk having your computer or mobile infected by a virus or even an intruder to enter your system. Moreover, the dangers exist that a malicious person can intercept your information and use it for unfriendly reasons.
Description of hsssrv.exe from AnchorFree
Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop or iPhone and our Internet gateway. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers, hackers, ISP‘s, from viewing your web browsing activities, instant messages, downloads, credit card information or anything else you send over the network. Hotspot Shield security application is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use. Hotspot Shield protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless). Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS. Hotspot Shield also makes you private online making your identity invisible to third party websites and ISP‘s. Unless you choose to sign into a certain site, you will be anonymous for your entire web session with Hotspot Shield.
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How does hsssrv.exe run?

Service - hsssrv.exe runs as a background Windows service (ExpatSrv). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the hsssrv.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of hsssrv.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How stable is hsssrv.exe?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is hsssrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00121% CPU12063.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.41 MB RAM11.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
30 context switches/sec30.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\hsswpr\hsssrv.exe

Are there other versions of hsssrv.exe?

What else is related?

hsssrv.exe Stability

hsssrv.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ole32.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ole32.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: hsssrv.exe
Publisher: AnchorFree Inc. (verified)
Version: 2, 85, 0, 0
Size: 434.29 KB
Original file name: HssSrv.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AnchorFree Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/27/2011
Expiration date: 4/13/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0066545946%
Privileged CPU: 0.0054482061%
User CPU: 0.00120638849597%
Privileged CPU time: 140.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,424,403,802
Context switches /sec: 30
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.07 MB
Peak committed memory: 65.45 MB
Paged memory: 2.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.59 MB
Paged system memory: 92.08 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.38 KB
Working set memory: 6.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.84 MB
Min working set memory: 6.64 MB
Private memory: 2.41 MB
Page faults: 2,447
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Total read transfer: 44.53 KB
Total other operations: 3,582
Total other transfer: 37.91 KB
Handle count average: 174
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\HssWPR\hsssrv.exe"

Service details

Name: ExpatSrv

Image hashes

MD5: 5732b012627c191a7e790a21ed83f4e4
SHA-1: f54627da5b0b41d357515d92caff062196b8cb0f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File entropy: 6.67574
File packed: No
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