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What is ptstarter.exe?

Part of PowerTerm WebConnect

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How does ptstarter.exe run?

Service - ptstarter.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PowerTerm WebConnect Server Starter 5.7' (PowerTerm WebConnect Server Starter 5.7). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. PowerTerm WebConnect Server Starter 5.7 runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the ptstarter.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of ptstarter.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ptstarter.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU236.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.66 MB RAM40.2%
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\ericom software\webconnect 5.7\bin\ptstarter.exe

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: ptstarter.exe
Name: PowerTerm WebConnect
Description: PowerTerm WebConnect Starter
Product version: 20101228.1-_rel_-28397
Size: 84.41 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Ericom Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/14/2010
Expiration date: 3/17/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000674022%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000437696%
User CPU: 0.00002363256685%
Privileged CPU time: 69576.45 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 13 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,063,793,146
CPU cycle count /min: 92,040,425
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 103.77 MB
Peak committed memory: 112.62 MB
Paged memory: 8.66 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.14 MB
Paged system memory: 191.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.3 KB
Working set memory: 2.42 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.53 MB
Min working set memory: 1.83 MB
Private memory: 8.66 MB
Page faults: 2,373,361
Page faults /min: 448
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 34
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 162.46 KB
Read transfer /min: 31 Bytes
Total write operations: 6,652
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 5.85 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.13 KB
Total other operations: 767,152
Other operations /min: 145
Total other transfer: 291.16 KB
Other Transfer /min: 56 Bytes
Handle count average: 199
Thread count average: 7
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/Ericom Software/WebConnect 5.7/bin/PtStarter.exe"

Service details

Name: PowerTerm WebConnect Server Starter 5.7
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “PowerTerm WebConnect Server watchdog service.”

Image hashes

MD5: 5b8c62684ec002efee55bbf50f9c630d
SHA-1: 7189eda7c49e4749c1f45d161482a6a7e5ac0aa3
SHA-256: f648e0b837c64fcf94123881d34e3506f0891796b53078d867602a5bf048b79b

PE image details

File packed: No
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