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What is pia_manager.exe?

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How does pia_manager.exe run?

Process - pia_manager.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pia_manager.exe is executed by the process services.exe (ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does pia_manager.exe start?

Scheduled task - pia_manager.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'Private Internet Access Startup' and is triggered by the Logon 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the pia_manager.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of pia_manager.exe users, 30.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pia_manager.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU588.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     998 KB RAM4.5%
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.
         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\pia_manager\pia_manager.exe

Are there other versions of pia_manager.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pia_manager.exe
Size: 8.76 MB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005146080%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004557732%
User CPU: 0.00005883478076%
Privileged CPU time: 117 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 474,773,624
CPU cycle count /min: 509,149
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 58.5 MB
Peak committed memory: 68.07 MB
Paged memory: 998 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.05 MB
Paged system memory: 115.02 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.38 KB
Working set memory: 394 KB
Peak working set memory: 9.75 MB
Min working set memory: 378 KB
Private memory: 998 KB
Page faults: 3,393
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1024 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 200
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 8.6 MB
Write transfer /min: 9.44 KB
Total other operations: 1,938
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 6.97 KB
Other Transfer /min: 8 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 51
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\pia_manager\pia_manager.exe" --startup
"C:\Program Files\pia_manager\pia_manager.exe" --run

Scheduled task details

Name: Private Internet Access Startup
Command: \Private Internet Access Startup

Image hashes

MD5: 05187db2c2e1bf0ceca5b7fff2247395
SHA-1: 8c80709915ba28c9c94ec916cd37e6d15c78b000
SHA-256: 58f811a588b450d754fa68570e03c58ec248d5792d292d0524d103cdc0a2559e

PE image details

File packed: No
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