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What is AppleOSSMgr.exe?

Part of Boot Camp

What is it?

This is the OS Manager portion of Boot Camp which provides support for switching between Mac OS X and Windows. Boot Camp is a utility included with Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard", v10.6 "Snow Leopard", and v10.7 "Lion" operating systems that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or GNU/Linux operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Description of appleossmgr.exe from the publisher
Boot Camp lets you install Windows on a Mac computer in its own partition, using a Microsoft Windows installation disc that you provide. After installation, you can use either Windows or Mac OS X on your Mac computer. The Boot Camp Assistant application and this guide walk you through the steps needed to create a Windows partition on your Mac and then restart your Mac using your Windows installation disc. Then, follow this guide to install Windows and install software drivers that let Windows work with your Mac hardware.
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How does appleossmgr.exe run?

Service - AppleOSSMgr.exe runs as a background Windows service (AppleOSSMgr). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the appleossmgr.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of appleossmgr.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is AppleOSSMgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00014% CPU1379.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     903.33 KB RAM4.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: AppleOSSMgr.exe
Name: Boot Camp
Description: Provides support for switching between Mac OS X and Windows
Product version: 3.1
Size: 189.3 KB
Original file name: AppleOSSMgr.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Apple Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/17/2009
Expiration date: 6/26/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001823192%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000443670%
User CPU: 0.00013795215390%
Total CPU time: 1,196 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 894.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 722.8 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 233,866,232
CPU cycle count /min: 548,858
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 23.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 24.75 MB
Paged memory: 903.33 KB
Peak paged memory: 980 KB
Paged system memory: 40.61 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.89 KB
Working set memory: 1.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.82 MB
Min working set memory: 1.71 MB
Private memory: 903.33 KB
Page faults: 8,774
Page faults /min: 1
Handle count average: 56
Thread count average: 4
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

Service details

Name: AppleOSSMgr

Image hashes

MD5: cac85298418d78fb275f971dabfcfe76
SHA-1: a17fb3820698cbf7de7373aab6c12eae84998a9a
SHA-256: fa150fa752775cf553d863066b4da695fdcfe19eeb3c9a160a9e12a363ab5d5e

PE image details

File entropy: 6.51343
File packed: No
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