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What is AOLDial.exe?

Part of AOL Connectivity Service by America Online Inc

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 aoldial.exe from America Online Inc
The AOL software uses ACS to connect to the AOL service.
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How does aoldial.exe run?

Process - AOLDial.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. AOLDial.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does aoldial.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - AOLDial.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AOLDialer' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.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 0.6% of all Boost users have the aoldial.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of aoldial.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is AOLDial.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU248.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.42 MB RAM34.5%
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.
              20 GDI objects13.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\aol\acs\aoldial.exe

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 Connectivity Service.

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

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: AOLDial.exe
Publisher: America Online, Inc (verified)
Name: AOL Connectivity Service
Description: AOL Connectivity Service Dialer
Size: 485.11 KB
Original file name: AOLDial.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001026404%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000777550%
User CPU: 0.00002488535861%
Total CPU time: 1,109 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 843.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 265.62 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 74.8 MB
Peak committed memory: 77.27 MB
Paged memory: 7.42 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.62 MB
Paged system memory: 61.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.28 KB
Working set memory: 812 KB
Peak working set memory: 8.93 MB
Min working set memory: 804 KB
Private memory: 7.42 MB
Page faults: 20,587
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,632
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 15.8 MB
Read transfer /min: 934 Bytes
Total write operations: 69
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 9.33 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 215,361
Other operations /min: 12
Total other transfer: 3.5 MB
Other Transfer /min: 207 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 20
USER objects: 21
Handle count average: 409
Thread count average: 13

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: AOLDialer
Command: C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: c470f57fb6c4b4df32d694ce0fd2b387
SHA-1: 4dbfdbde8d0099d3c8eaeae81bc62d53e31cf85e
SHA-256: 8da0af075eac6a16acdb8a3f020b3032264f996ba64c9d9e8a4d077c9365124a

PE image details

File entropy: 6.30326
File packed: No
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