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What is paconsole.exe?

Part of PrinterAnywhere by PrinterAnywhere

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How does paconsole.exe run?

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

How does paconsole.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - paconsole.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PrinterShare' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\PrinterShare\paConsole.exe -minimized' 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the paconsole.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of paconsole.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is paconsole.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00062% CPU6229.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.99 MB RAM18.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              42 GDI objects28.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\printershare\paconsole.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 PrinterAnywhere.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: paconsole.exe
Publisher: PrinterAnywhere
Name: PrinterAnywhere
Description: PrinterAnywhere Console
Version: 2, 3, 6, 0
Size: 1.07 MB
Original file name: PaConsole.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009859768%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003630793%
User CPU: 0.00062289752436%
Privileged CPU time: 436.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,126,819,337
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 117.63 MB
Peak committed memory: 125.46 MB
Paged memory: 3.99 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.13 MB
Paged system memory: 220.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.64 KB
Working set memory: 5.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.89 MB
Min working set memory: 4.1 MB
Private memory: 3.99 MB
Page faults: 4,060
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 45
Total read transfer: 222.44 KB
Total other operations: 2,307
Total other transfer: 44.15 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 42
Peak GDI objects: 44
USER objects: 50
Peak USER objects: 55
Handle count average: 291
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PrinterShare\paConsole.exe" -minimized

Startup files (user) run details

Name: PrinterShare
Command: C:\Program Files\PrinterShare\paConsole.exe -minimized

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 49450

Image hashes

MD5: a7a797dd6c98d4e6f5294af0051f65d4
SHA-1: 63a72edadf5eb0e69a8c5400b6aac1159dfa1e6d
SHA-256: 98857cbdd1010baf9f874e19cda9a712e995ba6ce63b5c9b94d753fec346c20a

PE image details

File packed: No
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