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What is smessaging.exe?

Part of Stronghold Online Backup by Stronghold Online Backup

What is it?

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 smessaging.exe from Stronghold Online Backup
Strongvault's (StrongHold) three-tiered security system provides complete data security and privacy protection. The level of encryption used by Strongvault is frequently used by the US military. Strongvault provides an additional encryption option called UltraSafe™. Ultrasafe encrypts your data with a password that only you can ever access.
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How does smessaging.exe run?

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

How does smessaging.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - smessaging.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SMessaging' and the execution command 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessaging.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 0.1% of all Boost users have the smessaging.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of smessaging.exe users, 59.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Stronghold Online Backup?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is smessaging.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00295% CPU29499.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
30.94 MB RAM143.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              30 GDI objects20.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     5 context switches/sec5.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\users\user\appdata\local\strongvault online backup\smessaging.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 Stronghold Online Backup.

What else is related?

Stronghold Online Backup Stability

smessaging.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: smessaging.exe
Publisher: Stronghold Online Backup (verified)
Name: Stronghold Online Backup
Description: SOS.Messaging
Size: 30.92 KB
Original file name: SMessaging.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/16/2011
Expiration date: 1/8/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0037704299%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008205324%
User CPU: 0.00294989755098%
Privileged CPU time: 809.19 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 618,950,872
CPU cycle count /min: 4,912,221
Context switches /sec: 5
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 214.85 MB
Peak committed memory: 226.83 MB
Paged memory: 30.94 MB
Peak paged memory: 32.39 MB
Paged system memory: 273.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.07 KB
Working set memory: 10.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 46.55 MB
Min working set memory: 4.87 MB
Private memory: 30.94 MB
Page faults: 22,418
Page faults /min: 20
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 143
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 899.04 KB
Read transfer /min: 933 Bytes
Total write operations: 73
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 14.98 KB
Write transfer /min: 10 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,334
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 64.68 KB
Other Transfer /min: 61 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 30
Peak GDI objects: 33
USER objects: 24
Peak USER objects: 27
Handle count average: 395
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application DATA\STRONGVAULT ONLINE BACKUP\SMESSAGING.EXE"
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessaging.exe"
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessaging.exe"
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessaging.exe"
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessaging.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: SMessaging
Command: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\SMessaging.exe

Image hashes

MD5: a2f2cb2b9ef133b3d24bce7180b3596e
SHA-1: d157d869f33cb619de5df42c6ca35fedd7af2af2
SHA-256: bea34ff48f5e41d63c2123904006d2fe40d95ec02537a31fd8151401a18b89c7

PE image details

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