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What is comcastantispyservice.exe?

What is it?

Comcast Toolbar is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. Comcast has a built in site scanner to look for web sites that could present security risks.
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How does comcastantispyservice.exe run?

Service - comcastantispyservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AntiSpywareService' (Comcast AntiSpyware). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Comcast AntiSpyware 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 comcastantispyservice.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of comcastantispyservice.exe users, 84.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is comcastantispyservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00555% CPU55489.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
17.46 MB RAM81.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              24 GDI objects16.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\comcasttb\comcastspywarescan\comcastantispyservice.exe

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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: comcastantispyservice.exe
Product version:
Size: 601.96 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Effective date: 5/27/2008
Expiration date: 6/22/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0057270505%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001781089%
User CPU: 0.00554894164641%
Privileged CPU time: 445.03 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,061,366,759
CPU cycle count /min: 121,404
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.2 MB
Peak committed memory: 86.39 MB
Paged memory: 17.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.79 MB
Paged system memory: 74.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.71 KB
Working set memory: 1.95 MB
Peak working set memory: 30.61 MB
Min working set memory: 1.58 MB
Private memory: 17.46 MB
Page faults: 15,482
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 44
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.45 MB
Read transfer /min: 3.26 KB
Total write operations: 1,692
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 6.42 MB
Write transfer /min: 770 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,677
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 675.55 KB
Other Transfer /min: 84 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 24
USER objects: 15
Handle count average: 215
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\comcasttb\ComcastSpywareScan\ComcastAntiSpyService.exe"
"C:\Program Files\comcasttb\ComcastSpywareScan\ComcastAntiSpyService.exe"

Service details

Name: Comcast AntiSpyware
Service name: AntiSpywareService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

TCP: a96-17-148-35.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 4509
TCP: a184-51-159-174.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 49159

Image hashes

MD5: f9dac844b1d370da4c984d4c22f5e696
SHA-1: ff3f15068272014d73ccf8004289c0aa0a0bc653
SHA-256: 753b08e4d4cc09c91c16394f6a420e6da033d41fde510a41f900c1ced0e6b946

PE image details

File packed: No
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