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What is hl.exe?

Part of Half-Life Launcher by Valve

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How does hl.exe run?

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

How does hl.exe start?

Scheduled task - hl.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{A1BECE06-A308-4A52-B3A3-4564414097C3}' and is triggered by the Registration action. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the hl.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hl.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Half-Life Launcher?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is hl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00156% CPU15562.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
154.2 MB RAM716.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     77 /min3.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
188 GDI objects125.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
641 context switches/sec641.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\counter-strike 1.6\hl.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 Half-Life Launcher.

What else is related?

Half-Life Launcher Stability

hl.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Dej de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Error: Dej de funcionar (APPCRASH)

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: hl.exe
Publisher: Valve
Name: Half-Life Launcher
Description: Half-Life Launcher
Version: 1, 1, 1, 1
Size: 80 KB
Original file name: hl.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0053281266%
Privileged CPU: 0.0037718536%
User CPU: 0.00155627294670%
Privileged CPU time: 29015.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 46 ms
Context switches /sec: 641
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 509.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 600.13 MB
Paged memory: 154.2 MB
Peak paged memory: 154.25 MB
Paged system memory: 720.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.52 KB
Working set memory: 57.31 MB
Peak working set memory: 108.48 MB
Min working set memory: 56.11 MB
Private memory: 154.2 MB
Page faults: 263,743
Page faults /min: 414
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 45,421
Read operations /min: 71
Total read transfer: 137.1 MB
Read transfer /min: 220.24 KB
Total write operations: 3,780
Write operations /min: 6
Total write transfer: 14.74 MB
Write transfer /min: 23.67 KB
Total other operations: 4,383,384
Other operations /min: 6,877
Total other transfer: 148.36 MB
Other Transfer /min: 238.33 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 188
USER objects: 64
Handle count average: 478
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike 1.6\hl.exe" -game cstrike

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {745551CC-31C3-405C-B0DC-64EFFA89FC07}
Command: \{745551CC-31C3-405C-B0DC-64EFFA89FC07}

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 27025
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: eb767e434413779f0c9260a9a2761b2a
SHA-1: 73927e9915f8bb15157011f8fe0a86bf0e4d971c
SHA-256: aebc2327f2fb8c26340377b717eee79194d411e1ca6e4239c5c9c629dd6447c9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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