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What is pctsgui.exe?

By PC Tools

What is it?

PC Tools GUI Application for PC Tools Security.
Description of pctsgui.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 pctsgui.exe run?

Process - pctsgui.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pctsgui.exe is executed by the process pctssvc.exe (PC Tools Security Service by PC Tools).

How does pctsgui.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pctsgui.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ISTray' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe" /hideGUI' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the pctsgui.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of pctsgui.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pctsgui.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00141% CPU14091.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
35.62 MB RAM165.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
902 /min40.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
620 GDI objects413.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc tools security\pctsgui.exe

Are there other versions of pctsgui.exe?

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 this process.

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: pctsgui.exe
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Description: PC Tools GUI Application
Product version: 7.0
Size: 2.85 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/15/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0025759444%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011667615%
User CPU: 0.00140918285637%
Privileged CPU time: 1669.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,137,875,931
CPU cycle count /min: 220,634,046
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 134.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 141.81 MB
Paged memory: 35.62 MB
Peak paged memory: 36.78 MB
Paged system memory: 157.67 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.59 KB
Working set memory: 3.53 MB
Peak working set memory: 22.75 MB
Min working set memory: 1.74 MB
Private memory: 35.62 MB
Page faults: 47,144
Page faults /min: 99
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 286,803
Read operations /min: 601
Total read transfer: 10.1 MB
Read transfer /min: 21.68 KB
Total write operations: 143,346
Write operations /min: 301
Total write transfer: 9.85 MB
Write transfer /min: 21.15 KB
Total other operations: 437,075
Other operations /min: 916
Total other transfer: 3.68 MB
Other Transfer /min: 7.91 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 620
USER objects: 297
Handle count average: 276
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsGui.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ISTray
Command: "C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe" /hideGUI

Image hashes

MD5: 392f1f34426f1cacedfa338dbb856fb6
SHA-1: 717a6eea55e5f7be7014b487bdc1e95da0f3a0b2
SHA-256: f477a90f77f3c701dee9a13564b8db2580b583a80024e05a008aee8a9423f10a

PE image details

File packed: No
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