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What is acs.exe?

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How does acs.exe run?

Service - acs.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ACS' (Atheros Configuration Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Atheros Configuration Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


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About 0.4% of all Boost users have the acs.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of acs.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is acs.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
 0.00000001% CPU0.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.12 MB RAM9.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of acs.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: acs.exe
Size: 36 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000001206%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000001105%
User CPU: 0.00000001016398%
Privileged CPU time: 500 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 27.17 MB
Peak committed memory: 27.17 MB
Paged memory: 2.12 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.16 MB
Paged system memory: 45.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.81 KB
Working set memory: 172 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.62 MB
Min working set memory: 160 KB
Private memory: 2.12 MB
Page faults: 1,334
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 34
Total read transfer: 7.44 KB
Total write operations: 34
Total write transfer: 460 Bytes
Total other operations: 252
Total other transfer: 3.46 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 79
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Atheros Configuration Service
Service name: ACS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Gives access to single sign on and a mechanism to communicate with the supplicant for security negotiation.”

Image hashes

MD5: 67a50e32687d4d5235e2df07e680bc1c
SHA-1: e4ce77c7cd3c37db800dab7c5d3cbc68f123f89a
SHA-256: 3908fff9026b876dc41155751ae16ce141b8273fff76e732dc5cbe5e8b368b80

PE image details

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