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What is driversupport.exe?

Part of Driver Support by PC Drivers Headquarters

What is it?

Driver Support is used to locate new versions of drivers that are already installed on the computer system. Drivers that currently have upgrades available are shown to the user, who can proceed with the upgrade with a simple click.
Description of driversupport.exe from PC Drivers Headquarters
At PC Drivers HeadQuarters we have distilled 10 years of PC hardware expertise into our driver identification software, Driver Detective. Driver Detective was created to save you time and remove any guesswork in resolving driver problems by providing you with a single, all-encompassing tool. In most cases updating a driver is as simple as selecting the download icon and following instructions. Our integrated support services are available in those instances where updating your driver is not so clear.
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How does driversupport.exe run?

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

How does driversupport.exe start?

Scheduled task - driversupport.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Driver Support-RTMRules'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (user) run - driversupport.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Driver Support' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Driver Support\Driver Support\DriverSupport.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false' 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the driversupport.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of driversupport.exe users, 42.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is driversupport.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00144% CPU14382.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
102.73 MB RAM477.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 30 /min1.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
48 GDI objects32.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driver support\driver support\driversupport.exe

Are there other versions of Driver Support?

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 Driver Support.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: driversupport.exe
Publisher: PC Drivers Headquarters (verified)
Name: Driver Support
Description: Driver Support
Version: 8.0.0.67
Size: 3.36 MB
Original file name: DriverSupport.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/3/2011
Expiration date: 4/21/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0034950351%
Privileged CPU: 0.0020567490%
User CPU: 0.00143828603873%
Privileged CPU time: 858.01 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,807,547,619
CPU cycle count /min: 12,407,233
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 286.61 MB
Peak committed memory: 300.57 MB
Paged memory: 102.73 MB
Peak paged memory: 110.84 MB
Paged system memory: 366.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 32.55 KB
Working set memory: 11.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 108.43 MB
Min working set memory: 11.55 MB
Private memory: 102.73 MB
Page faults: 52,757
Page faults /min: 59
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,723
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 17.69 MB
Read transfer /min: 20.29 KB
Total write operations: 2,889
Write operations /min: 3
Total write transfer: 10.36 MB
Write transfer /min: 11.88 KB
Total other operations: 13,982
Other operations /min: 16
Total other transfer: 72.15 KB
Other Transfer /min: 83 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 48
Peak GDI objects: 50
USER objects: 82
Peak USER objects: 83
Resources
Handle count average: 600
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages
mscorwks.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Driver Support\Driver Support\DriverSupport.exe" /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Scheduled task details

Name: \Driver Support-RTMUpdater

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Driver Support
Command: C:\Program Files\Driver Support\Driver Support\DriverSupport.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Image hashes

MD5: da037e23cde297c23216a1bea91e4559
SHA-1: b770e11e58d7584177af5a6ba59bb544aec1b0c8
SHA-256: 2a588eaacaee965e2d5aa811dd373814358e47d4e7ace52ff9fe3e2e3b7ec8b9

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
mscoree.dll
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