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What is brcmcardreader.exe?

Part of Broadcom Card Reader Service by Broadcom

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How does brcmcardreader.exe run?

Service - brcmcardreader.exe runs as a background Windows service (BrcmCardReader). 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the brcmcardreader.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of brcmcardreader.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is brcmcardreader.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU530.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.08 MB RAM5.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\broadcom\memorycard\brcmcardreader.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Broadcom Corp.

Broadcom Corporation engages in the design, development, and supply of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications equipment manufacturers. The company More...
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File details

File name: brcmcardreader.exe
Publisher: Broadcom Corp.
Name: Broadcom Card Reader Service
Description: Broadcom Card Reader Service
Version: 1, 0, 1, 0
Size: 172.5 KB
Original file name: BrcmCardReader.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001471261%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000940748%
User CPU: 0.00005305123795%
Privileged CPU time: 2347.66 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 42,910,136
CPU cycle count /min: 97,084
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 33.06 MB
Paged memory: 1.08 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.14 MB
Paged system memory: 59.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.13 KB
Working set memory: 3.49 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.46 MB
Min working set memory: 3.4 MB
Private memory: 1.08 MB
Page faults: 1,281
Page faults /min: 12
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 17
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 6.16 KB
Read transfer /min: 6 Bytes
Total other operations: 114
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 606 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 81
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Broadcom\MemoryCard\BrcmCardReader.exe"

Service details

Name: BrcmCardReader

Image hashes

MD5: 5c6add0111e1c6601b5911f7acf85bb8
SHA-1: 6314b326473e65204144d0bbf83559c6d5ee9b8b
SHA-256: 1653e8725478c8118d2af15399a1a44464afdc6f66eb1a90bb268a0692831aee

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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