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What is startmansvc.exe?

Part of StartMan Application by PC Tools

What is it?

PC Tools Security which offers protection from online threats, is regularly updated, and even includes some useful extras like Web site ratings, phishing alerts, and spyware, adware and malware protection.
Description of startmansvc.exe from PC Tools
PC Tools Security is a full antivirus and antispyware package designed to protect from known viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats while defending against spyware, adware, bots, keyloggers and other malware. Monitors for and blocks known malware in real-time. PC Tools Security uses spider scanning technology to identify and remove threats in minutes. Warns you about unsafe or phishing websites and displays website safety ratings in your search results. Frequent automatic updates and product upgrades ensure that you are always protected against the latest threats.
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How does startmansvc.exe run?

Service - startmansvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PCToolsSSDMonitorSvc' (PC Tools Startup and Shutdown Monitor service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. PC Tools Startup and Shutdown Monitor service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the startmansvc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of startmansvc.exe users, 43.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is startmansvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00092% CPU9221.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.31 MB RAM15.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     5 context switches/sec5.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\pc tools\smonitor\startmansvc.exe

Are there other versions of StartMan Application?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About PC Tools

PC Tools develops and publishes security and utility software for consumers and enterprises markets. Its products include Spyware Doctor, which provides spyware More...
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File details

File name: startmansvc.exe
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Name: StartMan Application
Description: StartMan Application
Product version: 2, 0, 0, 9
Size: 774.47 KB
Original file name: StartManSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/15/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0011065416%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001844236%
User CPU: 0.00092211800275%
Privileged CPU time: 62.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 644,492,008
CPU cycle count /min: 991,373
Context switches /sec: 5
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 62.87 MB
Peak committed memory: 83.22 MB
Paged memory: 3.31 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.55 MB
Paged system memory: 112.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.51 KB
Working set memory: 8.2 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.82 MB
Min working set memory: 4.24 MB
Private memory: 3.31 MB
Page faults: 2,917
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 102
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 358.78 KB
Read transfer /min: 565 Bytes
Total write operations: 72
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 72.46 KB
Write transfer /min: 114 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,700
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 585.77 KB
Other Transfer /min: 923 Bytes
Handle count average: 166
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: PC Tools Startup and Shutdown Monitor service
Service name: PCToolsSSDMonitorSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “PC Tools Startup and Shutdown Monitor service”

Image hashes

MD5: 97571ef24b653ddc0538c59bcd989ae1
SHA-1: b63bc3eb4719eac44b7b78f9d47e8b0e78eb3528

PE image details

File packed: No
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