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What is spyhunter4.exe?

Part of SpyHunter4 by Enigma Software Group USA LLC.

What is it?

SpyHunter4 application is part of the Enigma SpyHunter software program. SpyHunter is an antivirus and antispyware program designed to find and remove malware.
Description of spyhunter4.exe from Enigma Software Group USA LLC.
SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application certified by West Coast Labs’ Checkmark Certification System and designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats. SpyHunter is automatically configured to give you optimal protection with limited interaction, so all you need to do is install it for immediate and ongoing protection. As malware continues to evolve and become more sophisticated to avoid detection by anti-spyware/anti-virus programs, SpyHunter responds with advanced technology to stay one step ahead of today’s malware threats.
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How does spyhunter4.exe run?

Process - spyhunter4.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. spyhunter4.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does spyhunter4.exe start?

Scheduled task - spyhunter4.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\SpyHunter4Startup'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - spyhunter4.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\SpyHunter4Startup'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.
Startup files (all users) run - spyhunter4.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SpyHunter Security Suite' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\SpyHunter4.exe' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the spyhunter4.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of spyhunter4.exe users, 56.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is spyhunter4.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00007% CPU660.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
253.88 MB RAM1179.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
323 GDI objects215.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\enigma software group\spyhunter\spyhunter4.exe

Are there other versions of SpyHunter4?

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 SpyHunter4.

What programs install spyhunter4.exe?

SpyHunter by Enigma Software Group - SpyHunter is typically bundled with 3rd party pay per install programs such as InstallIQ.
Program URL: www.enigmasoftware.com/products/spyhunter/
Program help URL: www.enigmasoftware.com/support
Install path: C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\
Size: 48.46 MB
Revo Uninstaller Pro 2.5.8 by VS Revo Group, Ltd.
Program URL: www.revouninstallerpro.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\
Size: 22.46 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Enigma Software Group USA, LLC.

SpyHunter is a proprietary computer program developed by Enigma Software Group USA, LLC that detects and removes software determined to be spyware or adware. Sp More...
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File details

File name: spyhunter4.exe
Publisher: Enigma Software Group USA, LLC. (verified)
Name: SpyHunter4
Description: SpyHunter4 application
Size: 6.13 MB
Original file name: SpyHunter4.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001307800%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000647802%
User CPU: 0.00006599978739%
Privileged CPU time: 676903.94 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 58 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,705,993,728
CPU cycle count /min: 1,225,510,646
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 550.03 MB
Peak committed memory: 700.26 MB
Paged memory: 253.88 MB
Peak paged memory: 523.28 MB
Paged system memory: 222.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.86 KB
Working set memory: 7.64 MB
Peak working set memory: 355.16 MB
Min working set memory: 944 KB
Private memory: 253.88 MB
Page faults: 7,103,722
Page faults /min: 612
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 75,551
Read operations /min: 7
Total read transfer: 593.75 MB
Read transfer /min: 413.53 KB
Total write operations: 2,853
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 27.5 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.42 KB
Total other operations: 70,003,249
Other operations /min: 6,028
Total other transfer: 88.98 MB
Other Transfer /min: 7.85 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 323
Peak GDI objects: 356
USER objects: 192
Peak USER objects: 212
Handle count average: 1,209
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\Spyhunter4.exe" /s

Scheduled task details

Name: SpyHunter4Startup
Command: \SpyHunter4Startup

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \SpyHunter4Startup

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: SpyHunter Security Suite
Command: C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\SpyHunter4.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 95c2ab4490961d89907e3893da3463f4
SHA-1: 69db5ef28e6486cc79cfe70471b772f71faae9a5

PE image details

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