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What is winword.exe?

Part of Microsoft Office XP by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Word is a commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is currently the most common word processor on the market.
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How does winword.exe run?

Process - winword.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does winword.exe start?

Shell open command - winword.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of wordhtmlfile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the winword.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of winword.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winword.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU647.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
33.76 MB RAM156.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
412 GDI objects274.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          14 context switches/sec14.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office10\winword.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 Microsoft Office XP.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: winword.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office XP
Description: Microsoft Word
Version: 10.0.2627
Size: 10.09 MB
Original file name: WinWord.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: VeriSign
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001941607%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001294404%
User CPU: 0.00006472022398%
Privileged CPU time: 58890.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 6 ms
Context switches /sec: 14
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 255.9 MB
Peak committed memory: 329.54 MB
Paged memory: 33.76 MB
Peak paged memory: 46.43 MB
Paged system memory: 382.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.4 KB
Working set memory: 46.72 MB
Peak working set memory: 71.16 MB
Min working set memory: 1.84 MB
Private memory: 33.76 MB
Page faults: 653,585
Page faults /min: 68
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 25,074
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 29.42 MB
Read transfer /min: 3.12 KB
Total write operations: 4,694
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 29.85 MB
Write transfer /min: 3.17 KB
Total other operations: 475,795
Other operations /min: 49
Total other transfer: 10 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.06 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 412
USER objects: 113
Handle count average: 579
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE" /n /dde

Shell open command details

Name: wordhtmlfile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE"

Image hashes

MD5: cf5faae47bd45081ebd2b4732a866b64
SHA-1: 4d749572a5aa6659cf9f92ea4fec00564830d119
SHA-256: 737a47741cfe4b7f35e9366fe051229ebf786f47dd5fbe563f04e9880160fa6a

PE image details

File entropy: 6.44991
File packed: No
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