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What is drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe?

Part of Driver Detective by PC Drivers Headquarters

What is it?

Driver Detective is a PC driver update utility that compares drivers installed on a PC to the most up to date drivers and makes various recommendations for updating them.
Description of drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe from PC Drivers Headquarters
At PC Drivers HeadQuarters we have distilled 10 years of PC hardware expertise into our driver identification software, Driver Detective. Driver Detective was created to save you time and remove any guesswork in resolving driver problems by providing you with a single, all-encompassing tool. In most cases updating a driver is as simple as selecting the download icon and following instructions. Our integrated support services are available in those instances where updating your driver is not so clear.
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How does drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe run?

Process - drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Driver Detective' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\PC Drivers HeadQuarters\Driver Detective\DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Driver Detective-RTMRules'. 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Driver Detective?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00073% CPU7316.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
66.12 MB RAM307.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
48 GDI objects32.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc drivers headquarters\driver detective\drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe

Are there other versions of Driver Detective?

What else is related?

Driver Detective Stability

drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangXProcB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: drivershq.driverdetective.client.exe
Publisher: PC Drivers Headquarters (verified)
Name: Driver Detective
Description: Driver Detective
Size: 3.8 MB
Original file name: DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 4/21/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0007636860%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000320525%
User CPU: 0.00073163349149%
Privileged CPU time: 2184.01 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 438,274,927
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 650.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 662.25 MB
Paged memory: 66.12 MB
Peak paged memory: 83.92 MB
Paged system memory: 452.45 KB
Non-paged system memory: 82.09 KB
Working set memory: 19.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 89.02 MB
Min working set memory: 10.78 MB
Private memory: 66.12 MB
Page faults: 81,395
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 509
Total read transfer: 10.87 MB
Total write operations: 785
Total write transfer: 2.1 MB
Total other operations: 61,600
Total other transfer: 1.27 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 48
Peak GDI objects: 50
USER objects: 79
Peak USER objects: 81
Handle count average: 571
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PC Drivers HeadQuarters\Driver Detective\DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.exe" /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Driver Detective
Command: C:\Program Files\PC Drivers HeadQuarters\Driver Detective\DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Scheduled task details

Name: Driver Detective-RTMUpdater
Command: \Driver Detective-RTMUpdater

Image hashes

MD5: 0324c8d9a39877b62c5c66b68977fbda
SHA-1: 14e7d31c41bb01e2ea4846573cb478f1694fc0f9
SHA-256: 18fef9cdf68a717343d1a50a72e128273f69f6c98e33346eea0e65bcae92f325

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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