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What is act2.exe?

By Ashampoo Development GmbH & Co. KG

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How does act2.exe run?

Process - act2.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. act2.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does act2.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - act2.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Ashampoo Core Tuner 2' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner 2\ACT2.exe" -TRAY' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the act2.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of act2.exe users, 26.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is act2.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00034% CPU3400.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.91 MB RAM73.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 25 /min1.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
632 GDI objects421.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
190 context switches/sec190.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo core tuner 2\act2.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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: act2.exe
Description: Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 Client
Size: 4.98 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/7/2011
Expiration date: 2/28/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006841611%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003441151%
User CPU: 0.00034004601187%
Privileged CPU time: 9313.26 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5 ms
CPU cycle count: 824,343,664
CPU cycle count /min: 467,427,324
Context switches /sec: 190
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 157.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 168.4 MB
Paged memory: 15.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 19.12 MB
Paged system memory: 257.06 KB
Non-paged system memory: 58.25 KB
Working set memory: 6.93 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.88 MB
Min working set memory: 3.15 MB
Private memory: 15.91 MB
Page faults: 54,873
Page faults /min: 346
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,438
Read operations /min: 24
Total read transfer: 2.2 MB
Read transfer /min: 12.82 KB
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 116 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 163,449
Other operations /min: 326
Total other transfer: 21.14 MB
Other Transfer /min: 6.52 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 632
Peak GDI objects: 638
USER objects: 63
Peak USER objects: 65
Handle count average: 240
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner 2\ACT2.exe" -TRAY

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Ashampoo Core Tuner 2
Command: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner 2\ACT2.exe" -TRAY

Image hashes

MD5: 567cf354af896856319d424aaf278380
SHA-1: f2a3bd5dcc315a635fbaa78e75f3d0d84209afd9
SHA-256: 39b2fddb56a4a87f05d52baff64bb1a7bbce0ef3a01d9895b261f7678b8735cd

PE image details

File packed: No
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