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What is com4qlbex.exe?

Part of HP Quick Launch Buttons by Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

What is it?

The HP Quick Launch Buttons application enables menu control of various buttons such as volume, internal/external display, and mute on/off on the keyboard and the external Easy Access Buttons Keyboard for the supported notebook models and operating systems.
Description of com4qlbex.exe from Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
Some HP notebook PCs come with Quick Launch buttons. Quick Launch buttons enable you to quickly access the programs that you use most frequently. For example, if you frequently travel for your job to give presentations, you could program the Presentation button to always open a presentation that you frequently use—all you have to do is press the button and the presentation opens. To determine if your notebook has HP Quick Launch buttons, look above the F1-F12 function keys on your keyboard for the HP Info button icon and for the Presentation button icon. If you have these icons, you have HP Quick Launch buttons.
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How does com4qlbex.exe run?

Service - com4qlbex.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Com4QLBEx' (Com4QLBEx). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Com4QLBEx 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the com4qlbex.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of com4qlbex.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is com4qlbex.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00017% CPU1735.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.08 MB RAM14.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp quick launch buttons\com4qlbex.exe

Are there other versions of HP Quick Launch Buttons?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)

About Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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File details

File name: com4qlbex.exe
Name: HP Quick Launch Buttons
Description: Com for QLB application
Size: 189.3 KB
Original file name: Com4QLBEx.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/17/2008
Expiration date: 12/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004677869%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002942531%
User CPU: 0.00017353386232%
Privileged CPU time: 78 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 263,445,261
CPU cycle count /min: 5,952
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 50.74 MB
Peak committed memory: 53.74 MB
Paged memory: 3.08 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.12 MB
Paged system memory: 93.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.95 KB
Working set memory: 5.91 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.93 MB
Min working set memory: 5.85 MB
Private memory: 3.08 MB
Page faults: 4,843
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 71
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 108.11 KB
Read transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 144 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,631
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 4.92 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 170
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\Com4QLBEx.exe"

Service details

Name: Com4QLBEx
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: a94146208170d78906c93ee39cebdd9f
SHA-1: eda4763cdd2ae4a2cb2e0c054235d09db31862a4
SHA-256: 54b0091593e2e014ad97fed1b715a71722c6b16b454c03f13e88b8423306ab79

PE image details

File packed: No
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