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What is aei.exe?

Part of Spy Sweeper SDK by Webroot Software (www.webroot.com)

What is it?

Spy Sweeper is a software product that detects and removes spyware and viruses on personal computers that run Microsoft Windows. Spy Sweeper examines files on a computer's hard disk drive, as well as objects in memory, the Windows registry and cookies, and quarantines any suspicious objects it finds. Some broadband services, such as MSN Premium, also offer rebranded versions of Spy Sweeper as part of their subscription.
Description of aei.exe from Webroot Software (www.webroot.com)
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How does aei.exe run?

Service - aei.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WebrootSpySweeperService' (Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the aei.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of aei.exe users, 56.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is aei.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00016% CPU1630.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
149.41 MB RAM693.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\webroot\security\current\plugins\antimalware\aei.exe

Are there other versions of Spy Sweeper SDK?

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 Spy Sweeper SDK.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Webroot Software, Inc. (www.webroot.com)

Webroot is a leading provider of Internet security for consumers and businesses worldwide. Founded in 1997, Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and is the larg More...
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File details

File name: aei.exe
Name: Spy Sweeper SDK
Description: Spy Sweeper Engine
Size: 3.81 MB
Original file name: AEI.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: Webroot Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 1/20/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002054280%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000423836%
User CPU: 0.00016304447158%
Privileged CPU time: 529529.79 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 103 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 379.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 1.62 GB
Paged memory: 149.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 272.07 MB
Paged system memory: 315.38 KB
Non-paged system memory: 61.44 KB
Working set memory: 81.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 121.86 MB
Min working set memory: 768 KB
Private memory: 149.41 MB
Page faults: 40,183,458
Page faults /min: 7,820
Handle count average: 1,066
Thread count average: 58
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\current\plugins\antimalware\AEI.exe"

Service details

Name: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine
Service name: WebrootSpySweeperService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides core functionality to Webroot Spy Sweeper. This service must be enabled and started for Spy Sweeper to function.”

Image hashes

MD5: bd1537fa5ea8e03d4b766d65c22d1073
SHA-1: 2e1024397863b854fec222dfeff25144613d840e
SHA-256: f8684ec1aeb99d0740e3423a39e4c6bef9ea72f0cf30d531a0326f7e9c8ef554

PE image details

File packed: No
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