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What is waterfox.exe?

Part of Waterfox by Mozilla

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How does waterfox.exe run?

Process - waterfox.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does waterfox.exe start?

Shell open command - waterfox.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of ftp with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Waterfox\waterfox.exe" -osint -url "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the waterfox.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of waterfox.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is waterfox.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00038% CPU3754.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
396.39 MB RAM1840.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
865 /min38.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
478 GDI objects318.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
3,367 context switches/sec3367.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\waterfox\waterfox.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 Waterfox.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: waterfox.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Waterfox
Description: Waterfox
Version: 18.0.1
Size: 702.11 KB
Original file name: waterfox.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Waterfox Limited
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004460879%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000706351%
User CPU: 0.00037545279610%
Privileged CPU time: 702472.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 994 ms
CPU cycle count: 230,880,192
CPU cycle count /min: 1,812,449,036
Context switches /sec: 3,367
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 751.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 796.05 MB
Paged memory: 396.39 MB
Peak paged memory: 429.71 MB
Paged system memory: 496.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 102.43 KB
Working set memory: 412.76 MB
Peak working set memory: 445.41 MB
Min working set memory: 134.57 MB
Private memory: 396.39 MB
Page faults: 19,519,167
Page faults /min: 27,612
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 321,901
Read operations /min: 455
Total read transfer: 549.85 MB
Read transfer /min: 796.49 KB
Total write operations: 290,159
Write operations /min: 410
Total write transfer: 1.76 GB
Write transfer /min: 2.55 MB
Total other operations: 1,441,679
Other operations /min: 2,039
Total other transfer: 15.61 MB
Other Transfer /min: 22.61 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 478
Peak GDI objects: 770
USER objects: 63
Peak USER objects: 94
Handle count average: 765
Thread count average: 58
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Waterfox\waterfox.exe" -osint -url "httpC://get3.adobe.com/flashplayer/update/plugin"

Shell open command details

Name: https
Command: "C:\Program Files\Waterfox\waterfox.exe" -osint -url "%1"

Network connectivity

TCP: on port 53398

Image hashes

MD5: dd0ffc6be0c013656fcc1e3d39205dda
SHA-1: 5dcb58fed6baa4ce7602c4527f46ccfdb84dcf9b
SHA-256: 83ee5564986a20a94a8f7ed9cd218d73786d0718f20d6e1984c37acea3b0e875

PE image details

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