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What is pageant.exe?

Part of PuTTY suite by Simon Tatham

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How does pageant.exe run?

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


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the pageant.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pageant.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pageant.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU543.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.24 MB RAM38.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
81 GDI objects54.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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 PuTTY suite.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pageant.exe
Publisher: Simon Tatham
Name: PuTTY suite
Description: PuTTY SSH authentication agent
Version: Release 0.62
Size: 136 KB
Original file name: Pageant

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000875870%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000332808%
User CPU: 0.00005430617812%
Privileged CPU time: 296.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,586,174,168
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 145.44 MB
Peak committed memory: 366.7 MB
Paged memory: 8.24 MB
Peak paged memory: 17.42 MB
Paged system memory: 278.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.81 KB
Working set memory: 6.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 30 MB
Min working set memory: 3.39 MB
Private memory: 8.24 MB
Page faults: 18,656
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 61
Total read transfer: 3.15 MB
Total write operations: 13
Total write transfer: 708 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,351
Total other transfer: 44.01 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 81
Peak GDI objects: 200
USER objects: 27
Peak USER objects: 161
Handle count average: 309
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: a244a811d3bcbd4e6dbdae5cb60cda78
SHA-1: 2b881ed7c35fd43dfc28f41c63627d8b76220ecd
SHA-256: 093fdeff7dd28eaa7b17ae02df713d924668f4af9e7c9493546dfeefdacb831f

PE image details

File packed: No
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