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What is prl_tools.exe?

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

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How does prl_tools.exe run?

Process - prl_tools.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. prl_tools.exe is executed by the process prl_tools_service.exe (Parallels Tools 8.0 by Parallels).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the prl_tools.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of prl_tools.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is prl_tools.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00011% CPU1088.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.04 MB RAM9.5%
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.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\parallels\parallels tools\services\prl_tools.exe

Are there other versions of Parallels Tools 8.0 ?

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 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.exe
Name: Parallels Tools 8.0
Description: Parallels Tools
Version: 8.0.18494.886912
Product version: 8.0 build 18494886912
Size: 184.25 KB
Original file name: prl_tools.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: 0.0002083609%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000994794%
User CPU: 0.00010888144588%
Privileged CPU time: 1328.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,011,527,312
CPU cycle count /min: 15,033,904
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.66 MB
Peak committed memory: 84.32 MB
Paged memory: 2.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.16 MB
Paged system memory: 136.18 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.91 KB
Working set memory: 11.19 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.57 MB
Min working set memory: 4.54 MB
Private memory: 2.04 MB
Page faults: 62,224
Page faults /min: 11
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 23
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 312 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 793
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 34.39 KB
Write transfer /min: 6 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,701
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 122.18 KB
Other Transfer /min: 23 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
Peak GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 7
Peak USER objects: 8
Resources
Handle count average: 165
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 92e1e7c8821a6a3816883f351b23e40d
SHA-1: 7c7ecd296f759a6d6b755ff6a7de9b66b5fc3582

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ole32.dll
powrprof.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
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