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What is broadwave.exe?

Part of BroadWave by NCH Software

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How does broadwave.exe run?

Service - broadwave.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'BroadWaveService' (BroadWave Audio Streaming Server). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. BroadWave Audio Streaming Server 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 broadwave.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of broadwave.exe users, 14.0% have disabled it.
How stable is BroadWave?
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 broadwave.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU765.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.66 MB RAM30.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,498 /min110.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
239 context switches/sec239.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nch software\broadwave\broadwave.exe

Are there other versions of BroadWave?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

BroadWave Stability

broadwave.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: broadwave.exe
Publisher: NCH Software (verified)
Name: BroadWave
Description: BroadWave Audio Streaming Server
Version: 1.27
Size: 927.72 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: NCH Software
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 7/27/2011
Expiration date: 8/2/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001292258%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000526535%
User CPU: 0.00007657231272%
Privileged CPU time: 293484.68 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 200 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,096,235,242
CPU cycle count /min: 2,063,656,114
Context switches /sec: 239
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 74.69 MB
Peak committed memory: 78.47 MB
Paged memory: 6.66 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.11 MB
Paged system memory: 131.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 20.27 KB
Working set memory: 11.11 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.16 MB
Min working set memory: 10.36 MB
Private memory: 6.66 MB
Page faults: 3,354
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 507,210
Read operations /min: 345
Total read transfer: 990.64 MB
Read transfer /min: 689.9 KB
Total write operations: 3,166,362
Write operations /min: 2,153
Write transfer /min: 23.77 MB
Total other operations: 8,499,348
Other operations /min: 5,780
Total other transfer: 129.68 MB
Other Transfer /min: 90.31 KB
Handle count average: 267
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NCH Software\BroadWave\broadwave.exe" -service

Service details

Name: BroadWave Audio Streaming Server
Service name: BroadWaveService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Allows BroadWave Audio Streaming Server to run in the background if required.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 88

Image hashes

MD5: c34129635883e88c346c35f7edd4ed22
SHA-1: 242ef23063e97d6f0d0d99849a7f88b09d9abc30

PE image details

File packed: No
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