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What is aolsoftware.exe?

Part of AOL Service Libraries by AOL

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How does aolsoftware.exe run?

Process - aolsoftware.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. aolsoftware.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does aolsoftware.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - aolsoftware.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HostManager' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1294151942\ee\AOLSoftware.exe"' 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the aolsoftware.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of aolsoftware.exe users, 75.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is aolsoftware.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.54945% CPU5494545.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9.04 MB RAM42.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,020 /min45.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              18 GDI objects12.0%
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\common files\aol\1294151942\ee\aolsoftware.exe

Are there other versions of AOL Service Libraries?

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 AOL Service Libraries.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: aolsoftware.exe
Publisher: AOL Inc. (verified)
Name: AOL Service Libraries
Description: AOL
Size: 40.82 KB
Original file name: AOLSoftware.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AOL Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/10/2009
Expiration date: 7/25/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.5727950494%
Privileged CPU: 0.0233405104%
User CPU: 0.54945453901718%
Privileged CPU time: 1027.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5 ms
CPU cycle count: 303,831,681
CPU cycle count /min: 104,833,397
Context switches /sec: 100
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 111.32 MB
Peak committed memory: 120.85 MB
Paged memory: 9.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.28 MB
Paged system memory: 163.92 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.69 KB
Working set memory: 6.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 14.21 MB
Min working set memory: 5.07 MB
Private memory: 9.04 MB
Page faults: 31,655
Page faults /min: 62
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 15,379
Read operations /min: 37
Total read transfer: 37.69 MB
Read transfer /min: 50.01 KB
Total write operations: 24,551
Write operations /min: 14
Total write transfer: 522.57 KB
Write transfer /min: 953 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,190,299
Other operations /min: 1,179
Total other transfer: 166.67 MB
Other Transfer /min: 91.12 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 18
Peak GDI objects: 21
USER objects: 54
Peak USER objects: 66
Handle count average: 348
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1377220113\ee\aolsoftware.exe" /h servicehost.defaultGrp
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1358979336\ee\aolsoftware.exe" /h servicehost.defaultGrp
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1349469620\ee\aolsoftware.exe" /h servicehost.defaultGrp
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1362983685\ee\aolsoftware.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1336073227\ee\aolsoftware.exe" /h servicehost.defaultGrp

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: HostManager
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1294151942\ee\AOLSoftware.exe"

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 3f654601a593a96bc4a47035b0829e69
SHA-1: a571aa5d65b440010e8dfe7ec522c70a7846e72f
SHA-256: 236ed57bff34f6a67d9a7765d218f1d525cc56b98f8200ffcdda00f5ebf3ad97

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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