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What is AOLacsd.exe?

Part of AOL Connectivity Service by America Online

What is it?

AOL Connectivity Service attempts to automatically restore yoru AOL connection should you lose it while online which negates having to go through the standard AOL procedure of signing back on manually.
Description of aolacsd.exe from America Online
The AOL software uses ACS to connect to the AOL service.
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How does aolacsd.exe run?

Service - AOLacsd.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AOL ACS' (AOL Connectivity Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. AOL Connectivity Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the aolacsd.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of aolacsd.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is AOLacsd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00007% CPU688.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.16 MB RAM19.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          21 context switches/sec21.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)

About America Online, Inc.

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File details

File name: AOLacsd.exe
Publisher: America Online, Inc. (verified)
Name: AOL Connectivity Service
Description: AOL Connectivity Service
Size: 1.08 MB
Original file name: AOLacsd.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: America Online
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 10/24/2004

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001431389%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000743128%
User CPU: 0.00006882610728%
Total CPU time: 521 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 557.29 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 234.38 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 21
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 44.84 MB
Peak committed memory: 51.01 MB
Paged memory: 4.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.37 MB
Paged system memory: 55.17 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.96 KB
Working set memory: 1.02 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.44 MB
Min working set memory: 924 KB
Private memory: 4.16 MB
Page faults: 9,067
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,186
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.34 MB
Read transfer /min: 731 Bytes
Total write operations: 324
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 4.81 MB
Write transfer /min: 284 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,714
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 71.27 KB
Other Transfer /min: 11 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 122
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe

Service details

Name: AOL Connectivity Service
Service name: AOL ACS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 8fa646f0e639d9a8c8b98e217d471dc0
SHA-1: f3cfe85affd8df406854b46168612daee8bdea40
SHA-256: 7cf5c78c2a4f3650aae9b360bdb30b1b5cf916382154a01bbe911a39905ba5d2

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File entropy: 6.46647
File packed: No
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