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What is memcached.exe?

Part of memcached Server by Danga Interactive

What is it?

memcached is a general-purpose distributed memory caching system that was originally developed by Danga Interactive. Memcached's APIs provide a giant hash table distributed across multiple machines. The system uses a client–server architecture. Clients use client side libraries to contact the servers which, by default, expose their service at port 11211.
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How does memcached.exe run?

Service - memcached.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\memcached Server' (memcached Server). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


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About 0.3% of all Boost users have the memcached.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of memcached.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is memcached.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU128.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
41.41 MB RAM192.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: memcached.exe
Name: memcached Server
Description: memcached Server
Version: 1.2.1
Size: 152 KB
Original file name: memcached.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000334109%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000206001%
User CPU: 0.00001281080452%
Total CPU time: 6,911 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 3567.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 3343.62 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 232,029,088
CPU cycle count /min: 5,670,680
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 66.43 MB
Peak committed memory: 67.1 MB
Paged memory: 41.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 41.42 MB
Paged system memory: 47.58 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.57 KB
Working set memory: 15.91 MB
Peak working set memory: 43.31 MB
Min working set memory: 15.91 MB
Private memory: 41.41 MB
Page faults: 11,779
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 54
Total read transfer: 4.04 KB
Total write operations: 54
Total write transfer: 1.25 KB
Total other operations: 3,706,802
Other operations /min: 72
Total other transfer: 56.56 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.12 KB
Handle count average: 37
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\memcached\memcached.exe" -d runservice

Service details

Name: memcached Server

Image hashes

MD5: bf37e7c63bf6215e2d32bdf35ef02c54
SHA-1: ec45fbd88f94915414000b7b8a3bd91fc986ea27
SHA-256: f4ff82103d9326f28054c91955b033d5e75f37430270be9ad59321b9debcda07

PE image details

File entropy: 6.26631
File packed: No
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