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What is prl_tools_service.exe?

Part of Parallels Tools 8.0 by Parallels Holdings Ltd. and its affiliates.

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How does prl_tools_service.exe run?

Service - prl_tools_service.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Parallels Tools Service' (Parallels Tools Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Parallels Tools Service 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the prl_tools_service.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of prl_tools_service.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is prl_tools_service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU282.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.74 MB RAM8.1%
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:
C:\Program Files\parallels\parallels tools\services\prl_tools_service.exe

Are there other versions of Parallels Tools 8.0 ?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: prl_tools_service.exe
Name: Parallels Tools 8.0
Description: Parallels Tools Service
Version: 8.0.18494.886912
Product version: 8.0 build 18494886912
Size: 124.75 KB
Original file name: prl_tools_service.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Parallels
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/10/2012
Expiration date: 3/11/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000800687%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000518627%
User CPU: 0.00002820600622%
Privileged CPU time: 171.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,618,040,844
CPU cycle count /min: 487,129
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 41.07 MB
Peak committed memory: 41.61 MB
Paged memory: 1.74 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.78 MB
Paged system memory: 80.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.21 KB
Working set memory: 3.83 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.9 MB
Min working set memory: 3.23 MB
Private memory: 1.74 MB
Page faults: 6,199
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 192 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 39
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 264 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 293
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 71.29 KB
Other Transfer /min: 13 Bytes
Handle count average: 105
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\Services\prl_tools_service.exe"

Service details

Name: Parallels Tools Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 01384d7b2aced6d65b95c5fd3e28f308
SHA-1: 0d8a7b34df0439812f58967a61478ef05676904f
SHA-256: e6362fa6a0d6953eaca7c6c03974c2449fb008599384d52f814b5ba728a0536d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
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