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What is asinstanton.exe?

Part of Desktop by ASUSTeK Computer

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How does asinstanton.exe run?

Process - asinstanton.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. asinstanton.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does asinstanton.exe start?

Scheduled task - asinstanton.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ASUS\Asus HybridSleep Helper'. 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the asinstanton.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of asinstanton.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is asinstanton.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU105.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.66 MB RAM21.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
58 GDI objects38.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\asus\asus instant on\asinstanton.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 Desktop.

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: asinstanton.exe
Publisher: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (verified)
Name: Desktop
Description: Tool to hook keyboard and handle hybrid-sleep behavior
Version: 1, 0, 1, 3
Product version:
Size: 1.04 MB
Original file name: AsInstantOn.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/2/2009
Expiration date: 8/3/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000196588%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000091231%
User CPU: 0.00001053572489%
Privileged CPU time: 1310.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,948,524,926
CPU cycle count /min: 889,489
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 104.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 116.2 MB
Paged memory: 4.66 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.87 MB
Paged system memory: 192.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.88 KB
Working set memory: 540 KB
Peak working set memory: 12.9 MB
Min working set memory: 148 KB
Private memory: 4.66 MB
Page faults: 9,722
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 57
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 238.79 KB
Read transfer /min: 35 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,102
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 605.35 KB
Other Transfer /min: 88 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 58
Peak GDI objects: 59
USER objects: 34
Peak USER objects: 35
Handle count average: 176
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Instant On\AsInstantOn.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: \ASUS\Asus HybridSleep Helper

Image hashes

MD5: 35cfda79479d06fa2154a9e84236e84a
SHA-1: 6d859802d295fe8ac22ba671cf266cdb4524dd60
SHA-256: ee2bd24a5e9b584053886f958a2746bdf0a97b5677fa4a0aa7fe2976d4369b17

PE image details

File packed: No
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