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What is softonic.exe?

Part of Softonic by Softonic

What is it?

For software hosted at Softonic, downloads can be accompanied by a customized "Softonic Downloader" which shows "commercial offers, such as the Softonic Toolbar." Downloads not hosted by Softonic are not accompanied by the Softonic Downloader.
Description of softonic.exe from Softonic
At Softonic we strive to retain the trust that millions of users place in us every day. Thanks to them, we are the leading software download site in Europe and Latin America and one of the world's top websites in this category.
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How does softonic.exe run?

Process - softonic.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. softonic.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does softonic.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - softonic.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Softonic for Windows' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Softonic\Softonic.exe" -minimize' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the softonic.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of softonic.exe users, 42.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is softonic.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00631% CPU63123.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
35.9 MB RAM166.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
70 GDI objects46.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
195 context switches/sec195.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Softonic?

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 Softonic.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: softonic.exe
Publisher: Softonic (verified)
Name: Softonic
Description: Softonic
Version: 1, 5, 11, 0
Size: 3.98 MB
Original file name: Softonic.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/9/2011
Expiration date: 7/9/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0075800235%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012677208%
User CPU: 0.00631230268502%
Privileged CPU time: 1482.01 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,263,600,481
Context switches /sec: 195
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 261.94 MB
Peak committed memory: 284.23 MB
Paged memory: 35.9 MB
Peak paged memory: 37.71 MB
Paged system memory: 379.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 48.35 KB
Working set memory: 4.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 64.09 MB
Min working set memory: 3.34 MB
Private memory: 35.9 MB
Page faults: 48,560
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,455
Total read transfer: 4.79 MB
Total write operations: 1,235
Total write transfer: 994.81 KB
Total other operations: 32,976
Total other transfer: 1.21 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 70
Peak GDI objects: 77
USER objects: 62
Peak USER objects: 70
Handle count average: 1,004
Thread count average: 23
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Softonic\Softonic.exe" -minimize

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Softonic for Windows
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Softonic\Softonic.exe" -minimize

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 8889

Image hashes

MD5: 55abf8951e25625fd5555bf362e46549
SHA-1: b98a69b76ba11d8fc6ed804f4bc4c0fce10d507e

PE image details

File packed: No
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