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What is pctsauxs.exe?

By PC Tools

What is it?

PC Tools Auxiliary Service for PC Tools Security.
Description of pctsauxs.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 pctsauxs.exe run?

Service - pctsauxs.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'sdAuxService' (PC Tools Auxiliary 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 Auxiliary 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the pctsauxs.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of pctsauxs.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pctsauxs.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00020% CPU1954.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.29 MB RAM6.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc tools security\pctsauxs.exe

Are there other versions of pctsauxs.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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: pctsauxs.exe
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Description: PC Tools Auxiliary Service
Version: 7, 0, 0, 27
Size: 392.91 KB
Original file name: pctsAuxs.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002100269%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000145365%
User CPU: 0.00019549044855%
Privileged CPU time: 1029.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,002,788,320
CPU cycle count /min: 52,872,178
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 42.94 MB
Peak committed memory: 43.94 MB
Paged memory: 1.29 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.29 MB
Paged system memory: 71.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.99 KB
Working set memory: 664 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.57 MB
Min working set memory: 308 KB
Private memory: 1.29 MB
Page faults: 311,730
Page faults /min: 188
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 416 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 400 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 109
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 634 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 83
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\pctsAuxs.exe"

Service details

Name: PC Tools Auxiliary Service
Service name: sdAuxService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides auxiliary PC Tools Security services. If this service is disabled spyware protection will be reduced.”

Image hashes

MD5: 17d6a03103586d7954ba74c2219ce1bb
SHA-1: 625d3aa552fdf4642b193c5d2613a3b824efd6fe
SHA-256: 851b241b1d2c8eb1d21fa8b630a4cad1a3e186ccb65c5e39e22b7064dadc31c8

PE image details

File packed: No
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