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What is adu.exe?

Part of ADU by Cisco

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How does adu.exe run?

Process - adu.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 adu.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - adu.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ADU' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Cisco Aironet\adu.exe" -nogui' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the adu.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of adu.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is adu.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU84.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.17 MB RAM14.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              28 GDI objects18.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\cisco aironet\adu.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 ADU.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: adu.exe
Publisher: Cisco
Name: ADU
Description: Aironet Desktop Utility
Size: 204 KB
Original file name: ADU.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000219152%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000134917%
User CPU: 0.00000842355746%
Privileged CPU time: 23868153 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 709,381,393
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 89.73 MB
Peak committed memory: 95.08 MB
Paged memory: 3.17 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.17 MB
Paged system memory: 168.94 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.79 KB
Working set memory: 2.52 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.17 MB
Min working set memory: 1.64 MB
Private memory: 3.17 MB
Page faults: 3,887
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Total other operations: 441
Total other transfer: 698 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 28
Peak GDI objects: 30
USER objects: 74
Peak USER objects: 76
Handle count average: 112
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Cisco Aironet\ADU.exe" -nogui

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ADU
Command: "C:\Program Files\Cisco Aironet\adu.exe" -nogui

Image hashes

MD5: 618661a647353d30529ee09126fc9cef
SHA-1: 8dc9d211babe0e4d808869fc5311d51e00e90f80

PE image details

File packed: No
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