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What is backgroundhost64.exe?

Part of Add-ons Framework

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How does backgroundhost64.exe run?

Process - backgroundhost64.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. backgroundhost64.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the backgroundhost64.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of backgroundhost64.exe users, 80.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is backgroundhost64.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00778% CPU77756.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
16.63 MB RAM77.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              32 GDI objects21.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\news.net\ie\backgroundhost64.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: backgroundhost64.exe
Name: Add-ons Framework
Description: BackgroundHost
Size: 453.14 KB
Original file name: BackgroundHost.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0078539744%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000783667%
User CPU: 0.00777560770267%
Privileged CPU time: 1154.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 219.17 MB
Peak committed memory: 231.17 MB
Paged memory: 16.63 MB
Peak paged memory: 22.21 MB
Paged system memory: 378.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 37.01 KB
Working set memory: 7.41 MB
Peak working set memory: 46.02 MB
Min working set memory: 4.25 MB
Private memory: 16.63 MB
Page faults: 44,855
Page faults /min: 1
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 32
Peak GDI objects: 39
USER objects: 35
Peak USER objects: 65
Handle count average: 465
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\News.net\IE\BackgroundHost64.exe" -Embedding

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 53827

Image hashes

MD5: 091b6600fa3806d3382a445fe4249f73
SHA-1: 27b44c8589ecc42bfa8895cd53bae548dc04623d
SHA-256: 781e48134bfe6ffa3b05b1a46a57f4487e711d8050825c2bbccbb26fcb567a6c

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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