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What is openvpnas.exe?

What is it?

OpenVPN is an open source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol. OpenVPN can be extended with third-party plug-ins or scripts which can be called at defined entry points.
Description of openvpnas.exe from the publisher
OpenVPN is a robust and highly flexible tunneling application that uses all of the encryption, authentication, and certification features of the OpenSSL library to securely tunnel IP networks over a single TCP/UDP port.
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How does openvpnas.exe run?

Service - openvpnas.exe runs as a background Windows service (ExpatShieldService). 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 openvpnas.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of openvpnas.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is openvpnas.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU111.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.95 MB RAM9.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\openvpnas.exe

Are there other versions of openvpnas.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: openvpnas.exe
Size: 529.84 KB

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: 0.0002071543%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001960567%
User CPU: 0.00001109754965%
Privileged CPU time: 265.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,076,217,228
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.51 MB
Peak committed memory: 75.01 MB
Paged memory: 1.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.19 MB
Paged system memory: 122.08 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.95 KB
Working set memory: 5.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.55 MB
Min working set memory: 5.37 MB
Private memory: 1.95 MB
Page faults: 29,640
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 39
Total read transfer: 11.2 KB
Total write operations: 41
Total write transfer: 8.96 KB
Total other operations: 44,053
Total other transfer: 756.14 KB
Handle count average: 88
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\openvpnas.exe"

Service details

Name: ExpatShieldService

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 896

Image hashes

MD5: b7cfe93627e7796624004687125a729f
SHA-1: 88dcc250f804c8348e33d2a84c239f0a491fdb35
SHA-256: 36638a2fe9e1610a699f8da47acfc2e20d2cc5f4c358bb16630a00228407ba65

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.57392
File packed: No
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