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What is aolacsd.exe?

Part of AOL Connectivity Service by America Online

What is it?

AOL Connectivity Service attempts to automatically restore yoru AOL connection should you lose it while online which negates having to go through the standard AOL procedure of signing back on manually. The AOL software uses ACS to connect to the AOL service.
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How does aolacsd.exe run?

Service - aolacsd.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AOL ACS' (AOL Connectivity Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. AOL Connectivity Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the aolacsd.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of aolacsd.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is aolacsd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00009% CPU941.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.78 MB RAM12.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\aol\acs\aolacsd.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 AOL Connectivity Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About America Online

American Online, commonly called AOL, is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audie More...
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File details

File name: aolacsd.exe
Publisher: America Online (verified)
Name: AOL Connectivity Service
Description: AOL Connectivity Service
Size: 10.09 KB
Original file name: AOLacsd.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: America Online
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/7/2004
Expiration date: 10/8/2005

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001685534%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000744081%
User CPU: 0.00009414530597%
Privileged CPU time: 161.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 224,593,851
CPU cycle count /min: 32,805,772
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 83.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 84.95 MB
Paged memory: 2.78 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.8 MB
Paged system memory: 139.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.01 KB
Working set memory: 1.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.83 MB
Min working set memory: 1.83 MB
Private memory: 2.78 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 24
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 15.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 9 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 357 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 368
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 3.97 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Handle count average: 161
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process

Service details

Name: AOL Connectivity Service
Service name: AOL ACS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

Image hashes

MD5: aa2770fd967dab91a597619c4eadc0c9
SHA-1: 16d99a8bf55724182b6bfa15db1ff78333365654
SHA-256: e21b8f032fb37ad172b54a04ca7ce24322e4af4dde11627f5fa02837b3d456aa

PE image details

File packed: No
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