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What is prl_tools.exe?

Part of Parallels Tools 9.0 by Parallels Holdings Ltd. and its affiliates.

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How does prl_tools.exe run?

Process - prl_tools.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. prl_tools.exe is executed by the process prl_tools_service.exe (Parallels Tools 9.0 by Parallels).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the prl_tools.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of prl_tools.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is prl_tools.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00130% CPU12998.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.93 MB RAM9.0%
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.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\parallels\parallels tools\services\prl_tools.exe

Are there other versions of Parallels Tools 9.0 ?

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 Parallels Tools 9.0 .

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: prl_tools.exe
Name: Parallels Tools 9.0
Description: Parallels Tools
Version: 9.0.23350.941886
Product version: 9.0 build 23350941886
Size: 226.25 KB
Original file name: prl_tools.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Parallels
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/9/2012
Expiration date: 11/2/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0017236962%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004238597%
User CPU: 0.00129983644418%
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 375,604,727
CPU cycle count /min: 25,392,589
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 80.58 MB
Peak committed memory: 93.8 MB
Paged memory: 1.93 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.14 MB
Paged system memory: 160.73 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.17 KB
Working set memory: 6.94 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.98 MB
Min working set memory: 6.91 MB
Private memory: 1.93 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Total write operations: 10
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 586 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 40 Bytes
Total other operations: 318
Other operations /min: 21
Total other transfer: 4.35 KB
Other Transfer /min: 301 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 10
Peak USER objects: 10
Handle count average: 168
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\Services\prl_tools.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 6312a30ba6d536081f0cc8bffb0d745c
SHA-1: 2b20e0d3f32af70dcdc209b2e6dc509d3374bd62

PE image details

File packed: No
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