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What is qtsd.exe?

Part of AVG Quick ThreatScan

What is it?

AVG Quick ThreatScan User application - AVG Quick ThreatScan is a lightweight downloadable application for Windows. The application scans users’ computers for threats. Mean scan time is approximately 5 minutes. The application is only capable of scanning for threats. It isn’t capable of removing detected threats. The application only does a partial scan of users’ machines, it does not scan the entire user’s system. It focuses on crucial areas where threats are found.
Description of qtsd.exe from the publisher
AVG Quick ThreatScan scans and detects malicious threats such as viruses, spyware, adware and more.
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How does qtsd.exe run?

Process - qtsd.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does qtsd.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - qtsd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'QTS Daemon' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\AVG Quick ThreatScan\qtsd.exe" -nogui' 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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the qtsd.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of qtsd.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is qtsd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00211% CPU21098.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.34 MB RAM10.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg quick threatscan\qtsd.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: qtsd.exe
Name: AVG Quick ThreatScan
Description: AVG Quick ThreatScan User application
Version: devel
Size: 1.68 MB
Original file name: qtsd.exe

Digital certificate

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0044115581%
Privileged CPU: 0.0023016825%
User CPU: 0.00210987560990%
Privileged CPU time: 120.17 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 576,448,192
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 68.64 MB
Peak committed memory: 72.64 MB
Paged memory: 2.34 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.39 MB
Paged system memory: 66.67 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.89 KB
Working set memory: 1020 KB
Peak working set memory: 7.23 MB
Min working set memory: 936 KB
Private memory: 2.34 MB
Page faults: 13,426
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,755
Total read transfer: 214.92 KB
Total write operations: 2,873
Total write transfer: 211.24 KB
Total other operations: 701
Total other transfer: 9.49 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 1
Resources
Handle count average: 225
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Process
Process Command
-scan -track

Startup files (user) run details

Name: QTS Daemon
Command: "C:\Program Files\AVG Quick ThreatScan\qtsd.exe" -nogui

Image hashes

MD5: 56f48d6cd7f10c9b61eb30c1f75b01b5
SHA-1: 4235967a1c0fb15752868e28ab902addf4e3be82
SHA-256: d5a85de09ac3d26fa82dc139ec25a566a471c47dee8519fae874596a80a28a96

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcr90.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
winhttp.dll
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