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What is flux.exe?

Part of f.lux by Flux Software LLC

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How does flux.exe run?

Process - flux.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. flux.exe is executed by the process winpatrol.exe ( WinPatrol Monitor by BillP Studios).

How does flux.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - flux.exe is registered with the run identifier 'f.lux' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\FluxSoftware\Flux\flux.exe" /noshow' 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 0.0% of all Boost users have the flux.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of flux.exe users, 60.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is flux.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00017% CPU1714.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
36.01 MB RAM167.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     50 /min2.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              16 GDI objects10.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of f.lux?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: flux.exe
Publisher: Flux Software LLC (verified)
Name: f.lux
Description: f.lux (R)
Version: 3, 9, 0, 1
Size: 988.88 KB
Original file name: flux.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Michael Herf
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 4/5/2012
Expiration date: 5/5/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001725401%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000010867%
User CPU: 0.00017145339489%
Privileged CPU time: 18018.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5 ms
CPU cycle count: 90,825,391
CPU cycle count /min: 218,783,977
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 134.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 140.36 MB
Paged memory: 36.01 MB
Peak paged memory: 37.27 MB
Paged system memory: 196.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 28 KB
Working set memory: 8.27 MB
Peak working set memory: 25.09 MB
Min working set memory: 1.71 MB
Private memory: 36.01 MB
Page faults: 53,404
Page faults /min: 14
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 35,417
Read operations /min: 9
Total read transfer: 165.41 MB
Read transfer /min: 45.17 KB
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.91 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 270,596
Other operations /min: 72
Total other transfer: 818.67 KB
Other Transfer /min: 224 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 16
Peak GDI objects: 18
USER objects: 13
Peak USER objects: 16
Handle count average: 407
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\users\user\appdata\LOCAL\FLUXSOFTWARE\FLUX\FLUX.EXE" /noshow

Startup files (user) run details

Name: f.lux
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\FluxSoftware\Flux\flux.exe" /noshow

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 62890

Image hashes

MD5: 2da45b33a479e3fe1a842c3a4d77bdef
SHA-1: 61d6984e9a86049afdef931fe819aef9248c74e6

PE image details

File packed: No
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