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What is prl_tools_service.exe?

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

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How does prl_tools_service.exe run?

Service - prl_tools_service.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Parallels Tools Service' (Parallels Tools Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Parallels Tools 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the prl_tools_service.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of prl_tools_service.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is prl_tools_service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00263% CPU26275.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.27 MB RAM5.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\parallels\parallels tools\services\prl_tools_service.exe

Are there other versions of 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_service.exe
Name: Parallels Tools 9.0
Description: Parallels Tools Service
Version: 9.0.23350.941886
Product version: 9.0 build 23350941886
Size: 162.25 KB
Original file name: prl_tools_service.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: 0.0039272131%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012996533%
User CPU: 0.00262755984106%
Privileged CPU time: 46.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 724,680,230
CPU cycle count /min: 48,984,798
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 51.61 MB
Peak committed memory: 52.63 MB
Paged memory: 1.27 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.36 MB
Paged system memory: 110.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.45 KB
Working set memory: 4.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.66 MB
Min working set memory: 4.61 MB
Private memory: 1.27 MB
Process I/O averages
Total write operations: 7
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 312 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 21 Bytes
Total other operations: 178
Other operations /min: 12
Total other transfer: 12.26 KB
Other Transfer /min: 848 Bytes
Handle count average: 106
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\Services\prl_tools_service.exe"

Service details

Name: Parallels Tools Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: de8ac67b7ad44e34580766b60be41897
SHA-1: 24ce4ff510b5d26bc9b2677887fb8b2159449878

PE image details

File packed: No
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