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What is driverrestore.exe?

Part of Driver Restore by PC Drivers Headquarters

Description of driverrestore.exe from PC Drivers Headquarters
At PC Drivers HeadQuarters we have distilled 10 years of PC hardware expertise into our driver identification software, Driver Detective. Driver Detective was created to save you time and remove any guesswork in resolving driver problems by providing you with a single, all-encompassing tool. In most cases updating a driver is as simple as selecting the download icon and following instructions. Our integrated support services are available in those instances where updating your driver is not so clear.
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How does driverrestore.exe run?

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

How does driverrestore.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - driverrestore.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Driver Restore' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Driver Restore\Driver Restore\DriverRestore.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the driverrestore.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of driverrestore.exe users, 56.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is driverrestore.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00961% CPU96058.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
47.74 MB RAM221.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
70 GDI objects46.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driver restore\driver restore\driverrestore.exe

Are there other versions of Driver Restore?

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 Driver Restore.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: driverrestore.exe
Publisher: PC Drivers Headquarters (verified)
Name: Driver Restore
Description: Driver Restore
Size: 3.8 MB
Original file name: DriverRestore.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/3/2011
Expiration date: 4/21/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0103974694%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007916365%
User CPU: 0.00960583290114%
Privileged CPU time: 359.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 199.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 208.11 MB
Paged memory: 47.74 MB
Peak paged memory: 58.33 MB
Paged system memory: 297.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.11 KB
Working set memory: 58.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 59.53 MB
Min working set memory: 29.45 MB
Private memory: 47.74 MB
Page faults: 28,229
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 879
Total read transfer: 12.24 MB
Total write operations: 1,410
Total write transfer: 3.65 MB
Total other operations: 12,376
Total other transfer: 140.18 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 70
USER objects: 107
Handle count average: 521
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Driver Restore\Driver Restore\DriverRestore.exe" /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Driver Restore
Command: C:\Program Files\Driver Restore\Driver Restore\DriverRestore.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Image hashes

MD5: 6429d2f9abe84ce1a54e99abac439923
SHA-1: bb23cc757d5fb569bfca607be92c70fe1d5b3a1f

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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