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What is insonsrv.exe?

Part of ASUS InstantOn by ASUS

What is it?

The ASUS InstantOn Program is a sleep mode that it can wake up your Eee PC ready to use in 3 seconds and more than 21 days of sleep time in battery mode.
Description of insonsrv.exe from ASUS
Super Hybrid Engine II incorporates elements of its SHE predecessor and builds on the vitals of better battery performance. Instant on allows notebooks to resume in under 2 seconds and stay in standby for up to 15 days. Importantly, should battery levels fall below 5%, data is automatically saved and secured on the hard drive.
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How does insonsrv.exe run?

Service - insonsrv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ASUS InstantOn' (ASUS InstantOn Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. ASUS InstantOn Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the insonsrv.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of insonsrv.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is insonsrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00089% CPU8927.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.49 MB RAM11.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\asus\instanton for nb\insonsrv.exe

Are there other versions of ASUS InstantOn?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (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: insonsrv.exe
Publisher: ASUS (verified)
Name: ASUS InstantOn
Description: ASUS InstantOn Program
Size: 90.63 KB
Original file name: InsOnSrv

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/2/2009
Expiration date: 8/3/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0040315921%
Privileged CPU: 0.0031388824%
User CPU: 0.00089270968480%
Privileged CPU time: 218.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 946,986,712
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 53.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 55.38 MB
Paged memory: 2.49 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.52 MB
Paged system memory: 92.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.15 KB
Working set memory: 1.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.27 MB
Min working set memory: 1.61 MB
Private memory: 2.49 MB
Page faults: 1,919
Page faults /min: 0
Handle count average: 117
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ASUS\InstantOn for EPC\InsOnSrv.exe"

Service details

Name: ASUS InstantOn Service
Service name: ASUS InstantOn
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 8165c8825c726a7d5efdf863a2d1c28f
SHA-1: 63c941d137664ace8365f537d302d8374fb10639
SHA-256: 20168f9b21aa3bb33f8b76802a03d805c245e0b3ea92c4f2255b73345621e5b7

PE image details

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