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What is sftservice.exe?

Part of SoftThinks Agent Service by SoftThinks

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How does sftservice.exe run?

Service - sftservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SftService' (SoftThinks Agent Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SoftThinks Agent 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the sftservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of sftservice.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sftservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00007% CPU652.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.23 MB RAM15.0%
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\dell datasafe local backup\sftservice.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 SoftThinks Agent Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: sftservice.exe
Publisher: SoftThinks (verified)
Name: SoftThinks Agent Service
Description: SoftThinks Agent Service
Version: 1, 0, 82, 41
Size: 643.22 KB
Original file name: SftService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: SoftThinks
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/14/2009
Expiration date: 11/1/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002458827%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001805948%
User CPU: 0.00006528791204%
Privileged CPU time: 343.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 934,074,614
CPU cycle count /min: 638,550
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 61.57 MB
Paged memory: 3.23 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.46 MB
Paged system memory: 96.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.02 KB
Working set memory: 1.7 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.54 MB
Min working set memory: 1.42 MB
Private memory: 3.23 MB
Page faults: 2,930
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 12
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 5.5 KB
Read transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Total write operations: 95
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 14.73 KB
Write transfer /min: 10 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,149
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 9.15 KB
Other Transfer /min: 6 Bytes
Handle count average: 115
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\sftservice.EXE"

Service details

Name: SoftThinks Agent Service
Service name: SftService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “SoftThinks Agent Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 21d48d7c9bdef13af16fdcbc5719fc3b
SHA-1: 01b6c9371bf7fddffc78a0d53071cdceca5f4350
SHA-256: b9e680aba63fdaeb1cf8cd96eca82375ea796b2a659fe6076c094eec46e36975

PE image details

File packed: No
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