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What is paltalk.exe?

Part of Paltalk Messenger by AVM Software

What is it?

Paltalk, is an instant messaging service that enables users to communicate via internet chat, voice and video chat. It offers chat rooms and the ability for users to create their own public virtual chat room. While basic services are free of charge and basic software is free to download, fee-based memberships and payable upgrades to more capable paid versions are offered by AVM Software, the creators of Paltalk.
Description of paltalk.exe from AVM Software
Paltalk is the world's largest video chat community, with over 4 million members. The free Paltalk download includes: Access to thousands of live video chat rooms. Room categories include music, politics, sports, religion and many more. Unlimited group video calls with up to 10 friends. Virtual Gifts--fun animations that can be sent to other members in a chat room 100 free minutes of talk time to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, China, Brazil, India and Hong Kong AND 5 free international text messages for each new member. Interoperability with AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, GTalk and ICQ--IM with all your friends from Paltalk.
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How does paltalk.exe run?

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

How does paltalk.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file paltalk.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable paltalk.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.
Internet Explorer extension - paltalk.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {4EAFEF58-EEFA-4116-983D-03B49BCBFFFE}. 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the paltalk.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of paltalk.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Paltalk Messenger?
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 paltalk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01526% CPU152594.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
118.62 MB RAM550.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,368 GDI objects912.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
480 context switches/sec480.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\paltalk messenger\paltalk.exe

Are there other versions of Paltalk Messenger?

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 Paltalk Messenger.

What else is related?

Paltalk Messenger Stability

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

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: paltalk.exe
Publisher: AVM Software Inc. (verified)
Name: Paltalk Messenger
Description: Paltalk Messenger
Version: 10.4119.5794.1045
Size: 9.51 MB
Original file name: paltalk.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Paltalk.com
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 5/10/2012
Expiration date: 5/11/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0176926857%
Privileged CPU: 0.0024332598%
User CPU: 0.01525942591235%
Privileged CPU time: 93772.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,954,938,940
Context switches /sec: 480
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 428.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 438.54 MB
Paged memory: 118.62 MB
Peak paged memory: 131.71 MB
Paged system memory: 456.51 KB
Non-paged system memory: 71.12 KB
Working set memory: 134.19 MB
Peak working set memory: 137.39 MB
Min working set memory: 42.3 MB
Private memory: 118.62 MB
Page faults: 6,194,653
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 17,509
Total read transfer: 34.83 MB
Total write operations: 4,376
Total write transfer: 1.63 MB
Total other operations: 186,500
Total other transfer: 4.93 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 1,368
Peak GDI objects: 1,734
USER objects: 461
Peak USER objects: 891
Handle count average: 1,029
Thread count average: 54
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\paltalk.exe" nas

User start menu folder details

Name: paltalk.exe

Internet Explorer extension details


Network connectivity

TCP: ec2-23-21-121-221.compute-1.amazonaws.com on port 51289
UDP: LISTENING on port 51066
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: cbd7393ddef55fda751f7b5d1d3dbd27
SHA-1: 3883c3a9b3492b3db86410960e8509ded320195b
SHA-256: 02d41646e260fa6948c0e4dc0594636ad6c4d7bc194c555a7baed7b7dcc27519

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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