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What is geekbuddyrsp.exe?

Part of GeekBuddyRSP by Comodo Security Solutions

What is it?

GeekBuddyRSP Server for Windows is part of GeekBuddy, a support system built into Comodo Internet Security whereby a Comodo expert makes a remote connection to the user's computer and resolves a wide variety of technical issues, included but not restricted to virus cleaning and Internet security, such as software installation and printer setup. It is available in the paid-for versions of Comodo Internet Security, and as a separate subscription service.
Description of geekbuddyrsp.exe from Comodo Security Solutions
GeekBuddy is part of the Comodo Group, one of the world's most trusted Internet Security and Antivirus technology providers. With over 45 million PCs around the world protected by Comodo security software - including its award-winning free Antivirus and Anti-malware solutions - Comodo is guided by its mission to Create Trust Online. So the GeekBuddy team was built with a crystal clear mission: To provide expert, friendly support 24/7 to customers for all of their common PC problems, and proactively help customers prevent future problems.
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How does geekbuddyrsp.exe run?

Service - geekbuddyrsp.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'GeekBuddyRSP' (GeekBuddy Remote Screen Protocol).

How does geekbuddyrsp.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - geekbuddyrsp.exe is registered with the run identifier 'gbrspcontrol' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Common Files\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe" -controlservice -slave' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the geekbuddyrsp.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of geekbuddyrsp.exe users, 22.2% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is geekbuddyrsp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00125% CPU12519.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.46 MB RAM11.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,266 /min56.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
58 context switches/sec58.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\comodo\geekbuddyrsp.exe

Are there other versions of GeekBuddyRSP?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Comodo Security Solutions, Inc.

Comodo Group, Inc. is a privately held group of companies providing computer software and SSL digital certificates, based in Jersey City, New Jersey, in the Uni More...
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File details

File name: geekbuddyrsp.exe
Publisher: Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. (verified)
Name: GeekBuddyRSP
Description: GeekBuddyRSP Server for Windows
Version: 2, 6, 0, 0
Size: 1.77 MB
Original file name: GeekBuddyRSP.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 4/4/2012
Expiration date: 4/5/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0030133366%
Privileged CPU: 0.0017613938%
User CPU: 0.00125194283322%
Privileged CPU time: 8116774.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 504,603,602
CPU cycle count /min: 79,155,144
Context switches /sec: 58
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 57.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 59.52 MB
Paged memory: 2.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.52 MB
Paged system memory: 83.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 26.1 KB
Working set memory: 4.04 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.27 MB
Min working set memory: 3.99 MB
Private memory: 2.46 MB
Page faults: 40,925
Page faults /min: 89
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 414,682
Read operations /min: 633
Total read transfer: 3.56 MB
Read transfer /min: 5.56 KB
Total write operations: 414,679
Write operations /min: 633
Total write transfer: 3.55 MB
Write transfer /min: 5.56 KB
Total other operations: 227,336
Other operations /min: 402
Total other transfer: 3.5 MB
Other Transfer /min: 6.32 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
Peak GDI objects: 19
USER objects: 5
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 157
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Gemeinsame Dateien\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe" -service
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe" -controlservice -slave
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe" -service
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe" -controlservice -slave
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe" -service

Service details

Name: GeekBuddy Remote Screen Protocol
Service name: GeekBuddyRSP
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: gbrspcontrol
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\COMODO\GeekBuddyRSP.exe" -controlservice -slave

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 5901

Image hashes

MD5: ae63d0db96c07cae5dc4cdb2b2a719a0
SHA-1: 928a3b0dcc6f3db3f352af660115954a67a3ec1c
SHA-256: 1e38e4e350484e0942be2af61cdbbacc132c955fe3fa0c1485bdca0c6283ba51

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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