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What is openvpntray.exe?

What is it?

openvpntray.exe is the program that runs in the notification area system tray for OpenVPN. 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 openvpntray.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 openvpntray.exe run?

Process - openvpntray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the openvpntray.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of openvpntray.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How stable is openvpntray.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 openvpntray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00017% CPU1703.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
23.04 MB RAM107.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 6 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              31 GDI objects20.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
58 context switches/sec58.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\openvpntray.exe

Are there other versions of openvpntray.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 this process.

What else is related?

openvpntray.exe Stability

openvpntray.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred on: September 16, 2013

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: openvpntray.exe
Size: 638.32 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: 0.0001332427%
Privileged CPU: -0.0000371474%
User CPU: 0.00017039011662%
Privileged CPU time: 44820.71 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 12 ms
CPU cycle count: 274,491,407
CPU cycle count /min: 155,016,408
Context switches /sec: 58
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 118.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 125.25 MB
Paged memory: 23.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.23 MB
Paged system memory: 150.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.51 KB
Working set memory: 22.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 23.84 MB
Min working set memory: 8.06 MB
Private memory: 23.04 MB
Page faults: 58,459
Page faults /min: 15
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 7,566
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 7.63 MB
Read transfer /min: 3.96 KB
Total write operations: 5,936
Write operations /min: 3
Total write transfer: 1.35 MB
Write transfer /min: 527 Bytes
Total other operations: 968,017
Other operations /min: 464
Total other transfer: 30.19 MB
Other Transfer /min: 13.97 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 31
Peak GDI objects: 35
USER objects: 14
Peak USER objects: 20
Handle count average: 1,163
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Expat Shield\bin\openvpntray.exe" -nolaunchurl
"C:\Program Files\Expat Shield\bin\openvpntray.exe" -nolaunchurl

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 61415
TCP: localhost on port 49160
TCP: localhost on port 1058
TCP: localhost on port 58603

Image hashes

MD5: 6ebb0eb2ccc4d2e1562c6588b0646350
SHA-1: 8b9a0137a984da91ddf414333813edd0d0807c0c
SHA-256: 5f2affc78090db194ad143e55b0620710734a974b0a097e5b20277d425ce2d4f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.23185
File packed: No
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