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What is StartManSvc.exe?

Part of StartMan Application by PC Tools

What is it?

PC Tools Security which offers protection from online threats, is regularly updated, and even includes some useful extras like Web site ratings, phishing alerts, and spyware, adware and malware protection.
Description of startmansvc.exe from PC Tools
PC Tools Security is a full antivirus and antispyware package designed to protect from known viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats while defending against spyware, adware, bots, keyloggers and other malware. Monitors for and blocks known malware in real-time. PC Tools Security uses spider scanning technology to identify and remove threats in minutes. Warns you about unsafe or phishing websites and displays website safety ratings in your search results. Frequent automatic updates and product upgrades ensure that you are always protected against the latest threats.
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How does startmansvc.exe run?

Service - StartManSvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PCToolsSSDMonitorSvc' (PC Tools Startup and Shutdown Monitor service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the startmansvc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of startmansvc.exe users, 59.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is StartManSvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00013% CPU1255.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.86 MB RAM13.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\pc tools\smonitor\startmansvc.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About PC Tools

PC Tools develops and publishes security and utility software for consumers and enterprises markets. Its products include Spyware Doctor, which provides spyware More...
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File details

File name: StartManSvc.exe
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Name: StartMan Application
Description: StartMan Application
Version: 2, 0, 0, 5
Size: 617.97 KB
Original file name: StartManSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/9/2009
Expiration date: 8/15/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001399527%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000144070%
User CPU: 0.00012554571172%
Total CPU time: 6,131 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 2940.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 3190.22 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 941,048,856
CPU cycle count /min: 1,406,322
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 54.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 71.26 MB
Paged memory: 2.86 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.12 MB
Paged system memory: 98.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.27 KB
Working set memory: 5.35 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.04 MB
Min working set memory: 5.33 MB
Private memory: 2.86 MB
Page faults: 6,040
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 46,831
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 178.49 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.06 KB
Total write operations: 114
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 84.13 KB
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,720
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 16.64 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 167
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: PC Tools Startup and Shutdown Monitor service
Service name: PCToolsSSDMonitorSvc

Image hashes

MD5: f85b41f5968b3ca8001e91de48ca0740
SHA-1: 9e441dbfd31992718ef5768692889d0128ea8206
SHA-256: 46d0ced4f6d7f5878fac131a818a7800e8dc058f0c687056ae4e7a0ee04ad42a

PE image details

File entropy: 6.57975
File packed: No
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