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What is softinfo.exe?

Part of Software Informer by Informer Technologies

What is it?

Software Informer is used to locate new versions of applications that are already installed on the computer system and downloaded from softwareinformer.com. Applications that currently have upgrades available are shown to the user, who can proceed with the upgrade with a simple click.
Description of softinfo.exe from Informer Technologies
The Software Informer client application. First, you get notifications about important updates of your software and can directly manage your installed programs. Second, you get a nice overview of your activity on Software Informer: who responded to your comments, who answered the questions you asked, what the latest articles are about, etc. Not only that, but also a whole software-related social network paired with our Software Informer Client program, where you will be able to: Get notifications about important software updates, Find a perfect program according to your needs, and Ask questions and get feedback from experienced users.
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How does softinfo.exe run?

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

How does softinfo.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - softinfo.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Software Informer' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe" -autorun' 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the softinfo.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of softinfo.exe users, 89.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is softinfo.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00678% CPU67805.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.86 MB RAM36.5%
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.
571 GDI objects380.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
560 context switches/sec560.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\software informer\softinfo.exe

Are there other versions of Software Informer?

What programs install softinfo.exe?

Software Informer 1.2 by Informer Technologies, Inc.
Program URL: software.informer.com/
Program help URL: software.informer.com/landing/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Software Informer\
Size: 8.68 MB
Software Informer 1.1 by Informer Technologies, Inc.
Program URL: informer.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Software Informer\
Size: 4.11 MB
Software Informer 1.0 BETA by Informer Technologies, Inc.
Program URL: informer.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Software Informer\
Size: 3.04 MB

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: softinfo.exe
Name: Software Informer
Description: Software Informer
Version: 1.2.794.0
Product version: 1.2
Size: 6.03 MB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0075220746%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007415013%
User CPU: 0.00678057333369%
Privileged CPU time: 3744024 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 94 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,250,060,297
CPU cycle count /min: 1,000,866
Context switches /sec: 560
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 122.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 131.41 MB
Paged memory: 7.86 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.88 MB
Paged system memory: 226.03 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.05 KB
Working set memory: 736 KB
Peak working set memory: 14.64 MB
Min working set memory: 504 KB
Private memory: 7.86 MB
Page faults: 223,510
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 64
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 421.07 KB
Read transfer /min: 11 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.09 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,360
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 94.08 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 571
Peak GDI objects: 576
USER objects: 198
Peak USER objects: 201
Resources
Handle count average: 180
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe" -autorun

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Software Informer
Command: "C:\Program Files\Software Informer\softinfo.exe" -autorun

Image hashes

MD5: 99d7fa0b1023dd0e29608a5819c0323c
SHA-1: 1164a9843237f2ae323666c3d2aa59bed5c1765f
SHA-256: f1e7e7877758938508ea3266873b6ba2c0ea240f711891bbabc9233d7a3f54e0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
dbghelp.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
imm32.dll
kernel32.dll
mfc42.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcp60.dll
msvcrt.dll
ole32.dll
oleacc.dll
oledlg.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
ws2_32.dll
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