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What is qtstray.exe?

Part of AVG Quick ThreatScan

What is it?

AVG Quick ThreatScan Tray application - AVG Quick ThreatScan is a lightweight downloadable application for Windows. The application scans users’ computers for threats. Mean scan time is approximately 5 minutes. The application is only capable of scanning for threats. It isn’t capable of removing detected threats. The application only does a partial scan of users’ machines, it does not scan the entire user’s system. It focuses on crucial areas where threats are found.
Description of qtstray.exe from the publisher
AVG Quick ThreatScan scans and detects malicious threats such as viruses, spyware, adware and more.
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How does qtstray.exe run?

Process - qtstray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. qtstray.exe is executed by the process qtsd.exe (AVG Quick ThreatScan by AVG Technologies CZ).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the qtstray.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of qtstray.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is qtstray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          2.72 MB RAM12.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
64 GDI objects42.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg quick threatscan\qtstray.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: qtstray.exe
Name: AVG Quick ThreatScan
Description: AVG Quick ThreatScan Tray application
Version: devel
Size: 1.36 MB
Original file name: qtstray.exe

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Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0028772109%
Privileged CPU: 0.0028772109%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 150.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,381,790,350
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 65.07 MB
Peak committed memory: 65.07 MB
Paged memory: 2.72 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.73 MB
Paged system memory: 64.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.26 KB
Working set memory: 400 KB
Peak working set memory: 7.31 MB
Min working set memory: 320 KB
Private memory: 2.72 MB
Page faults: 12,865
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 132
Total read transfer: 5.21 KB
Total write operations: 6
Total write transfer: 104 Bytes
Total other operations: 314
Total other transfer: 2.98 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 64
Peak GDI objects: 65
USER objects: 23
Peak USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 166
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVG Quick ThreatScan\qtstray.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 7d5f4a9941a2aea59af514f0b836f5e5
SHA-1: 47e4a11800fb7b1df9e21a5301e05f4a724ec59f

PE image details

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