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What is hl.exe?

Part of Steam Half-Life Launcher by Valve

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How does hl.exe run?

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


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the hl.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of hl.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How stable is Steam Half-Life Launcher?
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.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is hl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00297% CPU29734.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
329.57 MB RAM1530.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
35,722 /min1585.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
219 GDI objects146.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
62,300 context switches/sec62300.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\half-life\hl.exe

Are there other versions of Steam Half-Life Launcher?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Steam Half-Life Launcher.

What else is related?

Steam Half-Life Launcher Stability

hl.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: steamclient.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Dej de funcionar (BEX)
Error: Dej de funcionar (BEX)

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: hl.exe
Publisher: Valve (verified)
Name: Steam Half-Life Launcher
Description: Half-Life Launcher
Version: 1, 1, 1, 1
Size: 84.06 KB
Original file name: hl.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Valve
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0046639412%
Privileged CPU: 0.0016905243%
User CPU: 0.00297341682554%
Privileged CPU time: 86391590.99 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 11,341 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,348,222,762
CPU cycle count /min: 135,527,997
Context switches /sec: 62,300
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 776.51 MB
Peak committed memory: 789.91 MB
Paged memory: 329.57 MB
Peak paged memory: 331.39 MB
Paged system memory: 546.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 53.34 KB
Working set memory: 305.99 MB
Peak working set memory: 318.83 MB
Min working set memory: 68.05 MB
Private memory: 329.57 MB
Page faults: 960,962
Page faults /min: 12,968
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 759,042
Read operations /min: 10,711
Read transfer /min: 20.43 MB
Total write operations: 1,769,970
Write operations /min: 25,011
Total write transfer: 188.43 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.66 MB
Total other operations: 4,802,186
Other operations /min: 67,785
Total other transfer: 106.91 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.51 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 219
Peak GDI objects: 223
USER objects: 70
Peak USER objects: 75
Handle count average: 658
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Games\Counter-Strike\hl.exe" -steam -game cstrike -noipx -nojoy -noforcemparms -noforcemaccel
"C:\New Folder\steamapps\common\Half-Life\hl.exe" -steam -game cstrike

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 59572
UDP: LISTENING on port 60927
TCP: on port 52680
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 2098ccf443433129b556c2849fe99e26
SHA-1: 074ddbaff48c88b3b5c8f881c35d2be2bb19a249
SHA-256: 4a899986a879ffd4b7e2d819c49b47cb362d849e86917da1f1931ef476b414af

PE image details

File packed: No
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