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What is starterw3i.exe?

Part of Driver Genius Starter by Driver-Soft

What is it?

Driver Genius Starter for Driver Genius is a software application designed to check the PC's currently installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software will automatically download them from the manufacturers web site and install them.
Description of starterw3i.exe from Driver-Soft
Driver Genius improves PC performance with the powerful driver manager for Windows that backs up, restores, and updates your device drivers automatically with just a few clicks of your mouse. Driver Genius, updates the drivers of your system can't find on its own What's more, this powerful and easy driver management tool can analyze your system and recommend suitable drivers for your PC from a database containing over 60,000 plus different drivers. The database contains drivers for the vast majority of hardware devices such as motherboards, video cards, sound cards, network cards, modems, monitors, mice, keyboards, digital cameras, video capture cards etc.
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How does starterw3i.exe run?

Process - starterw3i.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. starterw3i.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does starterw3i.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - starterw3i.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Starter' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\StarterW3i.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the starterw3i.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of starterw3i.exe users, 89.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is starterw3i.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01802% CPU180183.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.26 MB RAM5.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              29 GDI objects19.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
60 context switches/sec60.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driver-soft\drivergenius\starterw3i.exe

What programs install starterw3i.exe?

Driver Genius Professional Edition by Driver-Soft Inc. - Driver Genius is a software application designed to check the PC's currently installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are
Program URL: www.driver-soft.com
Program help URL: www.driver-soft.com/support.html
Install path: C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\
Size: 18.55 MB
Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007 by Driver-Soft Inc.
Program URL: www.driver-soft.com
Program help URL: www.driver-soft.com/support.html
Install path: C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\
Size: 7.59 MB
Driver Genius by Driver-Soft Inc.
Program URL: www.driver-soft.com
Program help URL: www.driver-soft.com/support.html
Install path: C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\
Size: 25.69 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: starterw3i.exe
Publisher: Driver-Soft Inc. (verified)
Name: Driver Genius Starter
Description: Driver Genius Starter
Version: 1.00.0001
Size: 77.86 KB
Original file name: StarterW3i.exe

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Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0215933209%
Privileged CPU: 0.0035749713%
User CPU: 0.01801834964243%
Privileged CPU time: 50.07 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 425,168,469
Context switches /sec: 60
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 45.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 45.39 MB
Paged memory: 1.26 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.29 MB
Paged system memory: 68.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.08 KB
Working set memory: 1.54 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.05 MB
Min working set memory: 1.54 MB
Private memory: 1.26 MB
Page faults: 1,618
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9
Total read transfer: 1.14 KB
Total write operations: 5
Total write transfer: 580 Bytes
Total other operations: 223
Total other transfer: 3.62 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 29
Peak GDI objects: 33
USER objects: 16
Peak USER objects: 17
Resources
Handle count average: 64
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages
rpcrt4.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\StarterW3i.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\StarterW3i.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\StarterW3i.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Starter
Command: C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\StarterW3i.exe

Image hashes

MD5: c834edb9141816e61e98969f45e2d179
SHA-1: 3cff103f649d173c2c1dff9d2d7456d803416180
SHA-256: 49dcd1ea7880bfa78d63983a753c8de2c30f03d27a428ed1176fb9120a07544e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual Basic
File packed: No
Import Table
msvbvm60.dll
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