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What is waol.exe?

Part of AOL by AOL

What is it?

AOL Desktop is an internet suite produced by AOL that integrates a web browser, a media player and an instant messenger client. AOL Desktop is different from previous AOL browsers, which are still available. Its features are focused on browsing instead of email. For instance, one does not have to sign in to AOL in order to use it as a regular browser. In addition, non-AOL email accounts can be accessed through it.
Description of waol.exe from AOL
The classic all-in-one AOL software is back with this better-than-ever update. AOL Desktop features enhanced browser performance and search bar, easier access to favorite websites like Facebook and Pandora, a streamlined installer with a new look and ultra-helpful messaging, and MyBenefits, a personalized destination for AOL Members that offers a variety of easy-to-use, member-exclusive benefits. We've also left plenty of space for AOL favorites like Mail and AIM, and added single-click contact sharing on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. allowing you to easily share content via Facebook, Twitter, Lifestream, email, and IM.
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How does waol.exe run?

Process - waol.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the waol.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of waol.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is waol.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00011% CPU1099.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
375.27 MB RAM1742.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     180 /min8.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
406 GDI objects270.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\aol desktop 9.6\waol.exe

Are there other versions of AOL?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About AOL Inc.

American Online, commonly called AOL, is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audie More...
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File details

File name: waol.exe
Publisher: AOL Inc. (verified)
Name: AOL
Description: AOL Software
Size: 69.55 KB
Original file name: waol.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: 0.0001984547%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000885187%
User CPU: 0.00010993603446%
Privileged CPU time: 3599169.46 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 902 ms
CPU cycle count: 192,078,822
CPU cycle count /min: 953,171,328
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 1.06 GB
Peak committed memory: 1.13 GB
Paged memory: 375.27 MB
Peak paged memory: 378.46 MB
Paged system memory: 718.99 KB
Non-paged system memory: 147.83 KB
Working set memory: 361.12 MB
Peak working set memory: 399.16 MB
Min working set memory: 6.65 MB
Private memory: 375.27 MB
Page faults: 19,894,848
Page faults /min: 5,014
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 535,760
Read operations /min: 153
Total read transfer: 190.3 MB
Read transfer /min: 52.3 KB
Total write operations: 105,550
Write operations /min: 27
Total write transfer: 73.67 MB
Write transfer /min: 19.27 KB
Total other operations: 4,958,762
Other operations /min: 1,249
Total other transfer: 31.21 MB
Other Transfer /min: 8.2 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 406
Peak GDI objects: 106
USER objects: 3,230
Peak USER objects: 206
Handle count average: 1,514
Thread count average: 156
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\AOL Desktop 9.7a\waol.exe" -b

Network connectivity

TCP: ats-mac.dial.aol.com on port 58612
UDP: LISTENING on port 58850
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: d15e0b9383e1b914093417723a723c9c
SHA-1: 349b7842d13e3d892dc56310c14d40054083a5cf
SHA-256: 2e6d4c120c28bab9b28b3287b4a000cc7669bc5360bd20ec9bec58d0ada23b8f

PE image details

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