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What is wdc.exe?

Part of ATK Hotkey by ASUS

What is it?

The ASUS ATK Hotkey utilities are system programs that controls the use of special functions key, or hotkeys on most Asus laptops.
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How does wdc.exe run?

Process - wdc.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. wdc.exe is executed by the process hcontrol.exe (ATK Hotkey by ASUSTeK Computer).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wdc.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of wdc.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wdc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU133.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.69 MB RAM7.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              16 GDI objects10.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\asus\atk package\atk hotkey\wdc.exe

Are there other versions of ATK Hotkey?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer Inc., trading as Asus is a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Its products inc More...
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File details

File name: wdc.exe
Publisher: ASUS (verified)
Name: ATK Hotkey
Description: WDC
Version: 1, 0, 46, 1
Product version: 1, 0, 46, 0
Size: 250.55 KB
Original file name: WDC.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/21/2008
Expiration date: 7/31/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000177368%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000043865%
User CPU: 0.00001335031185%
Privileged CPU time: 46.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 773,487,338
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 76.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.8 MB
Paged memory: 1.69 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.75 MB
Paged system memory: 147.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.45 KB
Working set memory: 816 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.25 MB
Min working set memory: 780 KB
Private memory: 1.69 MB
Page faults: 1,529
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Total other operations: 192
Total other transfer: 3.77 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 16
Peak GDI objects: 19
USER objects: 8
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 76
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: 8654acf4cabb5237e235069841d7ce3f
SHA-1: 3c905e3aec5da84f1d783d839d73177fb6c00e2d

PE image details

File packed: No
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