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What is icq.exe?

Part of ICQ by ICQ LLC.

What is it?

ICQ is an instant messaging computer program. ICQ features include offline user messaging, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory.
Description of icq.exe from ICQ LLC.
Chat with Facebook friends: Add your Facebook friends to your contact list and chat with them while their online in Facebook directly from your ICQ. Get social: Get updates from social networks and chat with Facebook friends directly from your ICQ. Express yourself: Update your status and share your favorite links and images through the new ICQ status box. Share pictures: Pictures of yourself and others with the new ICQ picture sharing tool.
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How does icq.exe run?

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

How does icq.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - icq.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ICQ' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\ICQ7M\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4' 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.
Internet Explorer extension - icq.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {781B39EC-2E18-41FC-9B00-B84E4FFCA85F}. Browser extensions allow applications to add functionality to the browser and change the user interface in a way that is not directly related to the viewable content of Web pages.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the icq.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of icq.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is icq.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01875% CPU187460.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
19.62 MB RAM91.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 32 /min1.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
130 GDI objects86.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\icq7m\icq.exe

Are there other versions of ICQ?

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 ICQ.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About ICQ, LLC.

ICQ was developed in 1996 by Mirabilis, the creators of the first fully functional Internet-wide Instant messenger comprising presence, buddy list, and rapid me More...
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File details

File name: icq.exe
Publisher: ICQ, LLC. (verified)
Name: ICQ
Description: ICQ
Size: 124.06 KB
Original file name: ICQ.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ICQ
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 7/8/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0913311802%
Privileged CPU: 0.0725850924%
User CPU: 0.01874608786196%
Privileged CPU time: 4995.14 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 358,711,834
CPU cycle count /min: 683,687,529
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 185.49 MB
Peak committed memory: 196.71 MB
Paged memory: 19.62 MB
Peak paged memory: 19.96 MB
Paged system memory: 249.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 34.25 KB
Working set memory: 12.99 MB
Peak working set memory: 34.93 MB
Min working set memory: 3.31 MB
Private memory: 19.62 MB
Page faults: 27,851
Page faults /min: 7
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5,376
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 4.41 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.24 KB
Total write operations: 93,569
Write operations /min: 30
Total write transfer: 42.95 MB
Write transfer /min: 14.17 KB
Total other operations: 39,118
Other operations /min: 12
Total other transfer: 893.39 KB
Other Transfer /min: 288 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 130
Peak GDI objects: 137
USER objects: 50
Peak USER objects: 64
Handle count average: 499
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\ICQ7M\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4
"C:\Program Files\ICQ7M\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4

Startup files (user) run details

Name: ICQ
Command: "C:\Program Files\ICQ7M\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4

Internet Explorer extension details

CLSID: {7578ADEA-D65F-4C89-A249-B1C88B6FFC20}

Network connectivity

TCP: bos-w042b-rdr1.blue.icq.net on port 49227
UDP: LISTENING on port 55862
UDP: LISTENING on port 52963

Image hashes

MD5: 4ae60cae9a782c9cc54adf3e41e04d2d
SHA-1: 3b81f44089aa4d8e775b2250b8fd97c746d74803
SHA-256: 1b16c07927b2f1810757f7a0c73fd86e5e5caa999048d70c6fa5798e2422aa8d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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