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What is ioctlsvc.exe?

Part of IoctlSvc Application by Prolific Technology

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How does ioctlsvc.exe run?

Service - ioctlsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service' (PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the ioctlsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ioctlsvc.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ioctlsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00027% CPU2712.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     933.25 KB RAM4.2%
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.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of IoctlSvc Application?

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 Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Release Preview (6.2.8400.0)
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File details

File name: ioctlsvc.exe
Publisher: Prolific Technology Inc. (verified)
Name: IoctlSvc Application
Description: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service
Version: 1, 6, 0, 0
Size: 80 KB
Original file name: IoctlSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Nero AG
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/21/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004640417%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001928255%
User CPU: 0.00027121613799%
Privileged CPU time: 59481.82 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 12 ms
CPU cycle count: 46,047,915
CPU cycle count /min: 72,233
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 26.42 MB
Peak committed memory: 27.5 MB
Paged memory: 933.25 KB
Peak paged memory: 1008.75 KB
Paged system memory: 44.28 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.94 KB
Working set memory: 1.83 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.04 MB
Min working set memory: 1.77 MB
Private memory: 933.25 KB
Page faults: 1,280
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.06 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 75 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 166
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 10.09 KB
Other Transfer /min: 9 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 66
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\IoctlSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 875e4e0661f3a5994df9e5e3a0a4f96b
SHA-1: c01aef809c1381c89d8da4d330ba69dfe60b8960
SHA-256: 7198c02935b3714c455ee94305d2a21d900d72ac67049c11a1e842572ad6c5e1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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