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What is pcha.exe?

Part of PC Health Advisor by ParetoLogic

What is it?

ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor is a Windows tune-up program that provides a number of features with the intention to increase PC performance. Tools include a startup manager to add and remove various startup programs, and a file cleaner to remove temporary, log and other unneeded files.
Description of pcha.exe from ParetoLogic
There are so many ways for your computer to slow down and lose performance power. Until now, optimizing your PC by addressing each of these factors took advanced technical knowledge, a variety of complex tools, and plenty of your time. Now, there is ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor. This innovative software boasts a comprehensive suite of tools to optimize, clean, maintain and even protect your computer. It easily fixes common errors that can plague your computer and clears away files that clutter and slow down your system. PC Health Advisor is no regular utility program.
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How does pcha.exe run?

Process - pcha.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pcha.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does pcha.exe start?

Scheduled task - pcha.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\PC Health Advisor'. 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the pcha.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of pcha.exe users, 73.0% have disabled it.
How stable is PC Health Advisor?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     pcha.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is pcha.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.49550% CPU4954967.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
85.43 MB RAM396.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          480 /min21.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
536 GDI objects357.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\paretologic\pcha\pcha.exe

Are there other versions of PC Health Advisor?

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 PC Health Advisor.

What programs install pcha.exe?

ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor by ParetoLogic, Inc.
Program URL: www.paretologic.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PCHA
Size: 12.64 MB

What else is related?

PC Health Advisor Stability

pcha.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
3.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: pcha.exe
Publisher: ParetoLogic, Inc. (verified)
Name: PC Health Advisor
Description: ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor
Version: 3, 1, 4, 0
Product version: 3.1.4.12
Size: 4.59 MB
Original file name: PCO.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ParetoLogic Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.5205483555%
Privileged CPU: 0.0250516491%
User CPU: 0.49549670641872%
Privileged CPU time: 82181.33 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 160 ms
CPU cycle count: 377,757,140
CPU cycle count /min: 434,318,737
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 240.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 256.16 MB
Paged memory: 85.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 98.29 MB
Paged system memory: 146.86 KB
Non-paged system memory: 45.98 KB
Working set memory: 72.74 MB
Peak working set memory: 113.55 MB
Min working set memory: 69.52 MB
Private memory: 85.43 MB
Page faults: 874,160
Page faults /min: 1,697
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 12,092
Read operations /min: 23
Total read transfer: 266.02 MB
Read transfer /min: 528.84 KB
Total write operations: 5
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 763 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,721,362
Other operations /min: 3,342
Total other transfer: 13.91 MB
Other Transfer /min: 27.65 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 536
Peak GDI objects: 545
USER objects: 414
Peak USER objects: 420
Resources
Handle count average: 956
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages
winmm.dll
ntdll.dll
gdiplus.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PCHA\PCHA.exe" -defrag

Scheduled task details

Name: PC Health Advisor
Command: \PC Health Advisor

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 62539

Image hashes

MD5: 4ca241ca92dc446d5449442fd463c219
SHA-1: 3e6d17dbd6712ef96d11ee835619262d3418a70f
SHA-256: 68ba0b8cd9853e8bfedb6fe4521ddf5f149329037267a923af4cd782689e84af

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
7zipdll.dll
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
imm32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
litezip.dll
mpr.dll
msimg32.dll
ole32.dll
oleacc.dll
oledlg.dll
psapi.dll
rpcrt4.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shfolder.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
wintrust.dll
ws2_32.dll
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