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What is as.exe?

Part of ActiveSpeed by Ascentive LLC

What is it?

ActiveSpeed from Ascentive, the group that does the FinallyFastPC informercials, is a PC optimization program. ActiveSpeed has also been included with bundled installations as well as bundles the Ascentive Performance Center product which is not uninstalled when ActiveSpeed is uninstalled.
Description of as.exe from Ascentive LLC
It surprises people to find out that their computer may not be optimized to take full advantage of their Internet connection. By modifying system settings that operate behind-the-scenes of your PC, ActiveSpeed, a leading Internet optimizer and web accelerator, can speed up your Internet connection regardless of the type of Internet connection you have.ActiveSpeed is the only Internet speed accelerator that intelligently modifies your computer's unique settings. The patented 'Intelligent Optimization Engine' guides you step-by-step to make your Internet connection accelerate the way you want it to. ActiveSpeed optimizes the speed of your Internet connection and can increase the speed of everything you do online from browsing the web, to downloading video and music, to online gaming.
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How does as.exe run?

Process - as.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does as.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - as.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ActiveSpeed' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\AS.exe -b' 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.
Internet Explorer extension - as.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {773200B6-738E-4C80-BA07-445099572A01}. Browser extensions allow applications to add functionality to the browser and change the user interface in a way that is not directly related to the viewable content of Web pages.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the as.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of as.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is as.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00541% CPU54118.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.48 MB RAM39.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,620 /min71.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
287 GDI objects191.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ascentive\activespeed\as.exe

Are there other versions of ActiveSpeed?

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 ActiveSpeed.

What programs install as.exe?

ActiveSpeed by Ascentive
Program URL: www.ascentive.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed
Size: 4.34 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)

About Ascentive LLC

Ascentive LLC, maker of Finallyfast software, is an U.S. company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . The company offers a variety of products and services int More...
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File details

File name: as.exe
Publisher: Ascentive LLC
Name: ActiveSpeed
Version: 7.04.0006
Size: 2.41 MB
Original file name: AS.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0070957964%
Privileged CPU: 0.0016839378%
User CPU: 0.00541185860395%
Privileged CPU time: 2784 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,419,316,648
CPU cycle count /min: 35,471,160
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 120.91 MB
Peak committed memory: 128.87 MB
Paged memory: 8.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.26 MB
Paged system memory: 105.22 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.11 KB
Working set memory: 976 KB
Peak working set memory: 21.43 MB
Min working set memory: 696 KB
Private memory: 8.48 MB
Page faults: 25,715
Page faults /min: 45
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 45,669
Read operations /min: 81
Total read transfer: 48.68 KB
Read transfer /min: 88 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,294
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 45.28 KB
Other Transfer /min: 82 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 287
Peak GDI objects: 369
USER objects: 86
Peak USER objects: 121
Handle count average: 282
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\AS.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ActiveSpeed
Command: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\AS.exe -b

Internet Explorer extension details

CLSID: {773200B6-738E-4C80-BA07-445099572A01}

Image hashes

MD5: 02463aacd507fe2534710c69ebab8685
SHA-1: 04d89b6d8b20541b6ce381fe52d2573855d77a36

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual Basic
File packed: No
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