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What is growl.exe?

Part of Growl by element code project

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How does growl.exe run?

Process - growl.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. growl.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does growl.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - growl.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Growl' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Growl for Windows\Growl.exe' 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the growl.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of growl.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is growl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00000272% CPU27.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
28.88 MB RAM134.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
67 GDI objects44.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\growl for windows\growl.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 Growl.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: growl.exe
Name: Growl
Description: Growl
Product version: 2.0.9
Size: 3.64 MB
Original file name: Growl.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000849649%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000822416%
User CPU: 0.00000272323252%
Privileged CPU time: 2453.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 245.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 260.51 MB
Paged memory: 28.88 MB
Peak paged memory: 33.2 MB
Paged system memory: 392.25 KB
Non-paged system memory: 46.45 KB
Working set memory: 45.02 MB
Peak working set memory: 48.97 MB
Min working set memory: 44.61 MB
Private memory: 28.88 MB
Page faults: 31,315
Page faults /min: 33
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 67
Peak GDI objects: 104
USER objects: 55
Peak USER objects: 156
Handle count average: 412
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Growl for Windows\Growl.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Growl
Command: C:\Program Files\Growl for Windows\Growl.exe

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 9888
TCP: localhost on port 23053

Image hashes

MD5: 185e0af34b15b035866455877626f813
SHA-1: c5fe45f3be316863afc99ae88c2fada0ce59e034
SHA-256: 6f69d7236a1d97c25dfedc5230dcb20328102d03adec1528ce7460fc2aa242c7

PE image details

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