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What is kxedefend.exe?

Part of Kingsoft Internet Security by Kingsoft

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How does kxedefend.exe run?

Service - kxedefend.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'kxedefend' (Kingsoft Core Defend Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Kingsoft Core Defend 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 kxedefend.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of kxedefend.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is kxedefend.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU365.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.32 MB RAM24.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
39 context switches/sec39.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\kingsoft\kiscommon\kxedefend.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 Kingsoft Internet Security.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Kingsoft Corporation

Kingsoft is a software company located in China. Its products include Kingsoft Office, PowerWord, Kingsoft Internet Security, Kingsoft free antivirus and the K More...
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File details

File name: kxedefend.exe
Publisher: Kingsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Kingsoft Internet Security
Description: KXEngine Product Host
Version: 2010,07,30,201
Product version: 9,0,16318,201
Size: 171.62 KB
Original file name: kxehost.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001097068%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000731379%
User CPU: 0.00003656892610%
Privileged CPU time: 62.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 756,297,243
Context switches /sec: 39
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 81.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 93.87 MB
Paged memory: 5.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.5 MB
Paged system memory: 107.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.7 KB
Working set memory: 2.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.98 MB
Min working set memory: 2.63 MB
Private memory: 5.32 MB
Page faults: 3,620
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 57
Total read transfer: 77.15 KB
Total write operations: 95
Total write transfer: 7.04 KB
Total other operations: 107,387
Total other transfer: 128.93 KB
Handle count average: 147
Thread count average: 24
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Kingsoft\kiscommon\kxedefend.exe" /service kxedefend

Service details

Name: Kingsoft Core Defend Service
Service name: kxedefend
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Kingsoft Core Defend Service”

Image hashes

MD5: a4a9d97da339ca2a39734911ab919911
SHA-1: 8239f43813fc02664bca4d8a2ca92b8b1b1d2770
SHA-256: 849330e599091a7d20d91dfe6b6d7863af5e4b97061dd1218b3f5ac9b37eafe9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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