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What is af_proxy_cmd.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 af_proxy_cmd.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 af_proxy_cmd.exe run?

Process - af_proxy_cmd.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. af_proxy_cmd.exe is executed by the process openvpnas.exe (by AnchorFree Inc).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the af_proxy_cmd.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of af_proxy_cmd.exe users, 46.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is af_proxy_cmd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04642% CPU464223.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
30.46 MB RAM141.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\af_proxy_cmd.exe

Are there other versions of af_proxy_cmd.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 (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: af_proxy_cmd.exe
Publisher: AnchorFree Inc. (verified)
Version: 2, 91, 0, 0
Size: 323.29 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: AnchorFree Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0754949145%
Privileged CPU: 0.0290725758%
User CPU: 0.04642233873355%
Privileged CPU time: 2698.82 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,580,150,130
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 177.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 177.11 MB
Paged memory: 30.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 82.58 MB
Paged system memory: 71.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 34.69 KB
Working set memory: 30.36 MB
Peak working set memory: 75.16 MB
Min working set memory: 13.44 MB
Private memory: 30.46 MB
Page faults: 195,215
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Total read transfer: 74.14 KB
Total other operations: 31,076
Total other transfer: 44.24 MB
Handle count average: 318
Thread count average: 34
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\proxy.hvpn" --proxy-ports 990 105 179 465 --local-ip -F 0 -B 60 -N 0 --cv 0 --auth-user-pass anchorfree-393-conduit_2.91_sip --management 56700 --management-hold --management-query-passwords --management-client --remote 5265 --hand-window 10

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 8555

Image hashes

MD5: ce44d3891d359659166cdee5ad98c032
SHA-1: 32b1afe20926eb339d88cd89e13a3b3c83abe622
SHA-256: 22d234bc0dafac3778119cabc5c67352583847cc280ab56214f8853f58750ad6

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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