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What is livesrv.exe?

Part of BitDefender 10 by SOFTWIN S.R.L.

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How does livesrv.exe run?

Service - livesrv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'LIVESRV' (BitDefender Desktop Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. BitDefender Desktop Update Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the livesrv.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of livesrv.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is livesrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00024% CPU2440.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.79 MB RAM17.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          498 /min22.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\softwin\bitdefender update service\livesrv.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 BitDefender 10.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: livesrv.exe
Publisher: SOFTWIN S.R.L.
Name: BitDefender 10
Description: BitDefender Security Service
Version: 10, 2, 1, 19
Size: 272 KB
Original file name: livesrv.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004881082%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002440541%
User CPU: 0.00024405411431%
Privileged CPU time: 17171.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 32 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 48.25 MB
Peak committed memory: 112.33 MB
Paged memory: 3.79 MB
Peak paged memory: 65.05 MB
Paged system memory: 71.9 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.95 KB
Working set memory: 1.11 MB
Peak working set memory: 45.26 MB
Min working set memory: 612 KB
Private memory: 3.79 MB
Page faults: 290,592
Page faults /min: 545
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 246,760
Read operations /min: 463
Read transfer /min: 5.28 MB
Total write operations: 18,758
Write operations /min: 35
Total write transfer: 590.3 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.11 MB
Total other operations: 428,329
Other operations /min: 804
Total other transfer: 3.51 MB
Other Transfer /min: 6.75 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 235
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe" /service

Service details

Name: BitDefender Desktop Update Service
Service name: LIVESRV
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Downloads BitDefender updates and new malware signatures from the Internet”

Image hashes

MD5: 4ebbc3d88ec7fd5ee60edc7ba3c9433e
SHA-1: 91fcc2e07aa8e9289b74b16de7e3af0d5851849a
SHA-256: 31b3116f2a5eb2a2bca6036943ce0b35f19805f6630310b49d8c29ac97d41e1a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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