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What is pthosttr.exe?

Part of HP ProtectTools Security Manager by Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

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How does pthosttr.exe run?

Process - pthosttr.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pthosttr.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does pthosttr.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pthosttr.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PTHOSTTR' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE /Start' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


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About 0.2% of all Boost users have the pthosttr.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pthosttr.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pthosttr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00057% CPU5703.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.07 MB RAM14.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp protecttools security manager\pthosttr.exe

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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 HP ProtectTools Security Manager.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6000.0)

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File details

File name: pthosttr.exe
Name: HP ProtectTools Security Manager
Description: HP ProtectTools Security Manager
Version: 23, 00, 1, 8
Size: 141.78 KB
Original file name: pthosttr.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Expiration date: 7/4/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0025341787%
Privileged CPU: 0.0019637848%
User CPU: 0.00057039392806%
Privileged CPU time: 14820095 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 883,328,456
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 57.83 MB
Peak committed memory: 60.83 MB
Paged memory: 3.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.52 MB
Paged system memory: 101.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.13 KB
Working set memory: 656 KB
Peak working set memory: 7.31 MB
Min working set memory: 464 KB
Private memory: 3.07 MB
Page faults: 2,234
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 342
Total read transfer: 1.18 MB
Total write operations: 9
Total write transfer: 678 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,543
Total other transfer: 22.11 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 113
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\pthosttr.exe" /Start

Startup files (all users) run details

Command: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE /Start

Image hashes

MD5: 3ba17e105df34db078ca0673952c0b48
SHA-1: 7f4cc514eaf4e93766d863aa23db42112ed91cb9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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