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What is openvpn.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 openvpn.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 openvpn.exe run?

Process - openvpn.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. openvpn.exe is executed by the process openvpnas.exe (by AnchorFree Inc).


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About 0.6% of all Boost users have the openvpn.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of openvpn.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is openvpn.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00145% CPU14494.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.48 MB RAM6.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
93 context switches/sec93.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\openvpn.exe

Are there other versions of openvpn.exe?

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?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: openvpn.exe
Size: 584.44 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: 0.0216391057%
Privileged CPU: 0.0201896939%
User CPU: 0.00144941179697%
Privileged CPU time: 26286.17 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,087,467,163
Context switches /sec: 93
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 42.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 50.81 MB
Paged memory: 1.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.51 MB
Paged system memory: 72.56 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.18 KB
Working set memory: 5.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.43 MB
Min working set memory: 5.39 MB
Private memory: 1.48 MB
Page faults: 16,050
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 102,157
Total read transfer: 5.97 MB
Total write operations: 192,421
Total write transfer: 194.39 MB
Total other operations: 118,723
Total other transfer: 122.94 MB
Handle count average: 98
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
openvpn --service HotspotShield_exit_1 1 --config "C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\config\config.hvpn" --explicit-exit-notify --cv 0 --auth-user-pass anchorfree-247-conduit3_2.79_sip23.20.55.236_3211 --management 56701 --management-hold --management-query-passwords --management-client --remote 3211 --hand-window 10

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 64441
TCP: localhost on port 1339

Image hashes

MD5: 166c4f8a60240d39f77f38229ef77588
SHA-1: 5d970e2de3189cff9b31825d08ba4633b42e3266

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.16482
File packed: No
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