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What is pcu.exe?

Part of PC Unleashed by PC Unleashed Online

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How does pcu.exe run?

Process - pcu.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pcu.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does pcu.exe start?

Scheduled task - pcu.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'PC Unleashed' and is triggered by the Weekly action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the pcu.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of pcu.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pcu.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00656% CPU65628.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.95 MB RAM13.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
54 GDI objects36.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     6 context switches/sec6.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc unleashed online\pc unleashed\pcu.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 PC Unleashed.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: pcu.exe
Publisher: PC Unleashed Online, Inc. (verified)
Name: PC Unleashed
Description: PC Unleashed
Size: 4.4 MB
Original file name: pcu.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/9/2012
Expiration date: 9/14/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0097383960%
Privileged CPU: 0.0031755639%
User CPU: 0.00656283210299%
Privileged CPU time: 15.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8 ms
CPU cycle count: 233,755,995
CPU cycle count /min: 118,419,631
Context switches /sec: 6
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 115.93 MB
Peak committed memory: 121.29 MB
Paged memory: 2.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.97 MB
Paged system memory: 221.76 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.14 KB
Working set memory: 4.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.12 MB
Min working set memory: 4.16 MB
Private memory: 2.95 MB
Page faults: 2,381
Page faults /min: 1,206
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 30 Bytes
Total other operations: 159
Other operations /min: 81
Total other transfer: 336 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 170 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 54
Peak GDI objects: 64
USER objects: 14
Peak USER objects: 16
Handle count average: 89
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PC Unleashed Online\PC Unleashed\pcu.exe" -scan

Scheduled task details

Name: PC Unleashed
Command: \PC Unleashed

Image hashes

MD5: 77b5f7b26693f5ea66685ef3963af023
SHA-1: 9e3ff4f6ce83a57a37615f2f72a51961f7b404cc
SHA-256: 143a693f7e34497e00ba9ccde25d3bd3c39114aea723ff1031394e8c7bb6a00a

PE image details

File packed: No
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