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What is software assist-bg.exe?

Part of Software Assist by Software Assist

What is it?

Software Assist is a web browser add-in/toolbar primarily to display advertising based on search habits and URLs visited.
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How does software assist-bg.exe run?

Process - software assist-bg.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. software assist-bg.exe is executed by the process iexplore.exe (Internet Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the software assist-bg.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of software assist-bg.exe users, 75.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is software assist-bg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
1.92011% CPU19201140.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.81 MB RAM13.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
280 context switches/sec280.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\software assist\software assist-bg.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: software assist-bg.exe
Publisher: Software Assist
Name: Software Assist
Description: Software Assist exe
Size: 767 KB
Original file name: Software Assist.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 2.1161956649%
Privileged CPU: 0.1960816575%
User CPU: 1.92011400732508%
Privileged CPU time: 1685.76 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 309,039,651
Context switches /sec: 280
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 58.71 MB
Peak committed memory: 62.36 MB
Paged memory: 2.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.93 MB
Paged system memory: 64.24 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.25 KB
Working set memory: 1.69 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.97 MB
Min working set memory: 1.64 MB
Private memory: 2.81 MB
Page faults: 444,473
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 36
Total read transfer: 1.41 KB
Total write operations: 6
Total write transfer: 532 Bytes
Total other operations: 881
Total other transfer: 30.45 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 125
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\software assist\software assist-bg.exe" /createbg
"C:\Program Files\software assist\software assist-bg.exe" /createbg

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1844

Image hashes

MD5: 1cacc7e4b260173f1291e7b72f9b1c7d
SHA-1: 489232ae1295d98a77c4378aba6c5c7f318fc4b5
SHA-256: 9a8b06813dd1118ffb1fc4ef3d963cac93a13331fb10013da7a86c0cae30cdd9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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