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What is smessenger.exe?

Part of Stronghold Messenger by Stronghold LLC

What is it?

StrongholdMessenger for Strongvault is an ad-supported online backup program that is typically bundled though various third party software installations. StrongVault by StrongHold which markets the exact same software under a different name called StrongHold.
Description of smessenger.exe from Stronghold LLC
The integrity of the Stronghold system goes beyond simply keeping data safe. You'll find excellence throughout your experience. Professional attention, ingenious solutions and unlimited resources are there for you around the clock. Version history and data archives are intelligently organized for your personal access and use. Some details may seem pretty high level. These are features of a system that's been thought out and designed with all your needs in mind.
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How does smessenger.exe run?

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

How does smessenger.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - smessenger.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Messenger' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessenger.exe"' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a 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 smessenger.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of smessenger.exe users, 55.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is smessenger.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00132% CPU13229.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
20.28 MB RAM94.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              25 GDI objects16.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          15 context switches/sec15.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\strongvault online backup\smessenger.exe

Are there other versions of Stronghold Messenger?

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 Stronghold Messenger.

What programs install smessenger.exe?

Strongvault Online Backup by Stronghold.com, LLC - Strongvault is the free version of the Stronghold online backup utility. The free version however is typically installed as a bundled product through various modified installers that are known to distribute potentially u
Program URL: www.strongvaultfree.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Strongvault Online Backup\
Size: 14.14 MB

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: smessenger.exe
Publisher: Stronghold LLC (verified)
Name: Stronghold Messenger
Description: StrongholdMessenger
Size: 204.94 KB
Original file name: Messenger.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: stronghold.com
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/19/2012
Expiration date: 2/9/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0016716611%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003487064%
User CPU: 0.00132295472658%
Privileged CPU time: 655.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 107,734,861
Context switches /sec: 15
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 198.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 201.84 MB
Paged memory: 20.28 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.37 MB
Paged system memory: 306.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 32.21 KB
Working set memory: 21.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 26.29 MB
Min working set memory: 21.18 MB
Private memory: 20.28 MB
Page faults: 8,425
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 111
Total read transfer: 211.31 KB
Total other operations: 4,368
Total other transfer: 131.44 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 25
Peak GDI objects: 27
USER objects: 17
Peak USER objects: 17
Handle count average: 404
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessenger.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Messenger
Command: "C:\Program Files\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessenger.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 568e15538bdb2e4a88a8d22f5dedce7f
SHA-1: f9a4278c86d039e3343724b42015df2e185f44f3

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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