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What is battle.net.exe?

Part of Battle.net desktop app by Blizzard Entertainment

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How does battle.net.exe run?

Process - battle.net.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the battle.net.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of battle.net.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is battle.net.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00022% CPU2208.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
114.85 MB RAM533.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
172 GDI objects114.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
406 context switches/sec406.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\battle.net\battle.net.3618\battle.net.exe

Are there other versions of Battle.net desktop app?

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 Battle.net desktop app.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: battle.net.exe
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (verified)
Name: Battle.net desktop app
Description: Battle.net desktop app
Size: 8.37 MB
Original file name: Battle.net.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 9/29/2011
Expiration date: 12/4/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005441207%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003233164%
User CPU: 0.00022080432935%
Privileged CPU time: 97110622.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 497,224,861
Context switches /sec: 406
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 393.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 409.72 MB
Paged memory: 114.85 MB
Peak paged memory: 126.27 MB
Paged system memory: 400.28 KB
Non-paged system memory: 64.43 KB
Working set memory: 144.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 146.26 MB
Min working set memory: 63.92 MB
Private memory: 114.85 MB
Page faults: 4,533,896
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9,636
Total read transfer: 26.71 MB
Total write operations: 9,432
Total write transfer: 3.01 MB
Total other operations: 389,097
Total other transfer: 13.15 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 172
Peak GDI objects: 179
USER objects: 45
Peak USER objects: 54
Handle count average: 720
Thread count average: 38

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Battle.net\Battle.net.3823\Battle.net.exe" "--gamepath=C:\Program Files\StarCraft II" --game=s2_engb -uid battle.net
"C:\Program Files\Battle.net\Battle.net.3823\Battle.net.exe" "--gamepath=C:\Program Files\Hearthstone" --game=hs_beta -uid battle.net

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 52647
TCP: localhost on port 50451

Image hashes

MD5: a2130658490064818184e79cd5a95f2f
SHA-1: 80347fac9e65e31ea1762495c96c3acf511326de

PE image details

File packed: No
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