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What is aim.exe?

Part of AIM for Windows by AOL

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How does aim.exe run?

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

How does aim.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - aim.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AIM for Windows' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\AOL\AIM\aim.exe"' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the aim.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of aim.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is aim.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00037% CPU3712.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
81.17 MB RAM376.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
99 GDI objects66.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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 AIM for Windows.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About AOL Inc.

American Online, commonly called AOL, is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audie More...
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File details

File name: aim.exe
Publisher: AOL Inc. (verified)
Name: AIM for Windows
Description: AIM for Windows
Size: 2.8 MB
Original file name: aim.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AOL Inc.
Certificate authority: America Online Inc.
Effective date: 7/20/2012
Expiration date: 7/20/2017

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008196335%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004484227%
User CPU: 0.00037121083255%
Privileged CPU time: 3453.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 23 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 312.94 MB
Peak committed memory: 328.19 MB
Paged memory: 81.17 MB
Peak paged memory: 82.18 MB
Paged system memory: 337.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 48.64 KB
Working set memory: 86.06 MB
Peak working set memory: 86.06 MB
Min working set memory: 71.52 MB
Private memory: 81.17 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 99
Peak GDI objects: 101
USER objects: 46
Peak USER objects: 54
Handle count average: 503
Thread count average: 26
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Name: AIM for Windows
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\AOL\AIM\aim.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 49332

Image hashes

MD5: 9c3fc552fa81131cc4b7fbd1c25ab655
SHA-1: d9b8bbf2ded3db7c8307d1fc142590f9914a30fe
SHA-256: 92e38e09a3714b61b1093ac139261a9860d40a79f595fb854277ee97e02a935c

PE image details

File packed: No
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