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What is drivertool.exe?

Part of Driver Tool by PC Drivers Headquarters

What is it?

Driver Tool 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 drivertool.exe from PC Drivers Headquarters
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How does drivertool.exe run?

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

How does drivertool.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - drivertool.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Driver Tool' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Driver Tool\Driver Tool\DriverTool.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.
Scheduled task - drivertool.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'Driver Tool-RTMRules' and is triggered by the Weekly action. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the drivertool.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of drivertool.exe users, 61.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is drivertool.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.13639% CPU1363881.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
67.3 MB RAM312.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          425 /min18.9%
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.
40 context switches/sec40.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driver tool\driver tool\drivertool.exe

Are there other versions of Driver Tool?

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 Tool.

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: drivertool.exe
Publisher: PC Drivers Headquarters (verified)
Name: Driver Tool
Description: Driver Tool
Size: 3.38 MB
Original file name: DriverTool.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1815908567%
Privileged CPU: 0.0452026966%
User CPU: 0.13638816003887%
Privileged CPU time: 764.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 71 ms
CPU cycle count: 315,512,601
CPU cycle count /min: 785,642,707
Context switches /sec: 40
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 650.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 660.56 MB
Paged memory: 67.3 MB
Peak paged memory: 74.6 MB
Paged system memory: 458.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 74.95 KB
Working set memory: 78.06 MB
Peak working set memory: 78.9 MB
Min working set memory: 63.69 MB
Private memory: 67.3 MB
Page faults: 44,178
Page faults /min: 4,120
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 477
Read operations /min: 45
Total read transfer: 9.2 MB
Read transfer /min: 894.09 KB
Total write operations: 419
Write operations /min: 40
Total write transfer: 925.03 KB
Write transfer /min: 87.83 KB
Total other operations: 9,387
Other operations /min: 891
Total other transfer: 96.4 KB
Other Transfer /min: 9.15 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 48
Peak GDI objects: 50
USER objects: 82
Peak USER objects: 83
Handle count average: 592
Thread count average: 18
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Driver Tool\Driver Tool\DriverTool.exe" /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Driver Tool
Command: C:\Program Files\Driver Tool\Driver Tool\DriverTool.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Scheduled task details

Name: Driver Tool-RTMUpdater
Command: \Driver Tool-RTMUpdater

Image hashes

MD5: 922921473c945f456481e8393e115071
SHA-1: c60f2627a5ffc97a238300767538df627a55a9a0
SHA-256: 76dcfb94cc6c0751ea04001d75b50a9dca7fa03db97a7654e5218a3409bb17d0

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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