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What is openvpnas.exe?

Part of Hotspot Shield 2.93 by AnchorFree

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How does openvpnas.exe run?

Service - openvpnas.exe runs as a background Windows service (hshld). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the openvpnas.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of openvpnas.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is openvpnas.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00038% CPU3772.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.61 MB RAM16.8%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\openvpnas.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 Hotspot Shield 2.93.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: openvpnas.exe
Publisher: AnchorFree Inc. (verified)
Name: Hotspot Shield 2.93
Description: Hotspot Shield 2.93
Version: 2, 93, 0, 0
Size: 557.29 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: AnchorFree Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/28/2011
Expiration date: 4/14/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0023308132%
Privileged CPU: 0.0019535434%
User CPU: 0.00037726977322%
Privileged CPU time: 1612426.96 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 868,435,403
CPU cycle count /min: 3,622,917
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 58 MB
Peak committed memory: 62.04 MB
Paged memory: 3.61 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.32 MB
Paged system memory: 101.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.42 KB
Working set memory: 2.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.58 MB
Min working set memory: 1.33 MB
Private memory: 3.61 MB
Page faults: 55,583
Page faults /min: 15
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 305
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 658.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 388 Bytes
Total write operations: 74
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 53.32 KB
Write transfer /min: 17 Bytes
Total other operations: 91,316
Other operations /min: 24
Total other transfer: 1.52 MB
Other Transfer /min: 394 Bytes
Handle count average: 129
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\openvpnas.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\openvpnas.exe"

Service details

Name: hshld

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 896

Image hashes

MD5: 8b4d1fdd3f31f2dd39b3c658a22208ee
SHA-1: 999c6ddc55b4dfb9cac13fb90b17afd6675d8f22
SHA-256: 703f58aaae7ac2e50c61792efa8262bbd700df910234b1a6d406c3b647c544b4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
Import Table
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