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What is xaudio.exe?

Part of SoftK56 Modem Driver by Conexant Systems

What is it?

Pavilion Conexant SoftK56 PCI Modem driver.
Description of xaudio.exe from Conexant Systems
Conexant's line of software modem solutions are proven, reliable products with cumulative shipments exceeding 60 million units to over 60 countries worldwide. Drawing on our history in modem technology development, we deliver the latest V.92 features to enhance the end user's Internet experience. The host CPU handles all digital signal processing and controller functions for soft modems.
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How does xaudio.exe run?

Service - xaudio.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\XAudioService' (XAudioService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. XAudioService runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the xaudio.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of xaudio.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is xaudio.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU126.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.41 MB RAM11.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of SoftK56 Modem Driver?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: xaudio.exe
Name: SoftK56 Modem Driver
Description: Modem Audio Service
Size: 377.5 KB
Original file name: xaudio.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000382737%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000256085%
User CPU: 0.00001266523221%
Privileged CPU time: 31.24 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 124,981,199
CPU cycle count /min: 110,322
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 41.44 MB
Peak committed memory: 42.46 MB
Paged memory: 2.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.53 MB
Paged system memory: 57.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.98 KB
Working set memory: 282 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.13 MB
Min working set memory: 74 KB
Private memory: 2.41 MB
Page faults: 4,340
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 30
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 490 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 434 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 344
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 7.65 KB
Other Transfer /min: 7 Bytes
Handle count average: 111
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command

Service details

Name: XAudioService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “User-mode gate for Modem Speakerphone”

Image hashes

MD5: 96db5621857e1fddd1aa60733748bf17
SHA-1: 2fedc828114d114a914ff117a0fffa88ee18c225
SHA-256: 4fd6e314cfe62f447603b81c71aad3cb7199a88f1d40b142a334903dbd515adf

PE image details

File entropy: 7.56018
File packed: No
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