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What is pctsgui.exe?

Part of PC Tools Security Component 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 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 explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

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\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 0.5% of all Boost users have the pctsgui.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of pctsgui.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pctsgui.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00065% CPU6542.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
30.35 MB RAM140.9%
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.
796 GDI objects530.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
100 context switches/sec100.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc tools\pc tools security\pctsgui.exe

Are there other versions of PC Tools Security Component?

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 PC Tools Security Component.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (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: pctsgui.exe
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Name: PC Tools Security Component
Description: PC Tools Security Component
Product version: 9.1
Size: 2.59 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0016818489%
Privileged CPU: 0.0010276002%
User CPU: 0.00065424877146%
Privileged CPU time: 2069.85 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 6 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,192,942,177
CPU cycle count /min: 199,506,878
Context switches /sec: 100
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 116.89 MB
Peak committed memory: 118.01 MB
Paged memory: 30.35 MB
Peak paged memory: 30.37 MB
Paged system memory: 142.19 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.1 KB
Working set memory: 1.54 MB
Peak working set memory: 20 MB
Min working set memory: 1.13 MB
Private memory: 30.35 MB
Page faults: 59,536
Page faults /min: 326
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 60
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.35 MB
Read transfer /min: 7.93 KB
Total write operations: 27
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.79 KB
Write transfer /min: 11 Bytes
Total other operations: 32,436
Other operations /min: 296
Total other transfer: 715.89 KB
Other Transfer /min: 6.61 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 796
USER objects: 364
Handle count average: 236
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsGui.exe" /hideGUI
"C:\Program Files\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe" /hideGUI

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 4b93d16e3f8e9486cd1f9b9ca4004c13
SHA-1: 6feae0e72a8c7c60d3e8fb87f0fc2ef837fe27a7
SHA-256: d85f254f42d4cd3f3aff306dae78d421670a66c172f8366f4bdd81d82aa8f215

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
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