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What is lifeexp.exe?

Part of Microsoft LifeCam by Microsoft

What is it?

The LifeCam is a Webcam from Microsoft for home PC users available in various models. Its special features include an embedded microphone and integration with Windows Live Messenger, thus enabling direct Internet support. All models of Lifecam have a Windows Live Call button that causes Windows Live Messenger to initiate a video call. It is available for both laptops and desktops.
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How does lifeexp.exe run?

Process - lifeexp.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. lifeexp.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does lifeexp.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - lifeexp.exe is registered with the run identifier 'LifeCam' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeExp.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the lifeexp.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of lifeexp.exe users, 18.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is lifeexp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00156% CPU15593.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.6 MB RAM16.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft lifecam\lifeexp.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft LifeCam?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: lifeexp.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft LifeCam
Description: LifeExp.exe
Size: 132.36 KB
Original file name: LifeExp.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 3/7/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0020518976%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004925885%
User CPU: 0.00155930902391%
Privileged CPU time: 1296.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 39.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 40.07 MB
Paged memory: 3.6 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.62 MB
Paged system memory: 36.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.71 KB
Working set memory: 576 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.75 MB
Min working set memory: 36 KB
Private memory: 3.6 MB
Page faults: 4,112
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 22.12 KB
Read transfer /min: 23 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 144 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 225
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.76 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 126
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeExp.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: LifeCam
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeExp.exe"

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: dd15d9965943525db892296b3de6e263
SHA-1: b0ed75ed84ca4ad78234b667ab46403a1bf8044f
SHA-256: 17acda449d284ddda27bf30e5055f549defdaebb8f05e4d13f199ce7886f6846

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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