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What is wlsetupsvc.exe?

Part of Windows Live installer by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Live Installer is a package that lets you install and update several Microsoft applications like Windows Live Messenger, the Windows Live photo gallery and more.
Description of wlsetupsvc.exe from Microsoft
Installing several applications using separate packages can be a tricky task. Microsoft is here to help you with Windows Live Installer, a powerful installer where you just have to choose the applications you want and the program automatically downloads and installs them (or updates them if they’re already installed) to make your work as easy as possible.
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How does wlsetupsvc.exe run?

Service - wlsetupsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WLSetupSvc' (Windows Live Setup Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Windows Live Setup Service 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the wlsetupsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of wlsetupsvc.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wlsetupsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU71.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.27 MB RAM15.2%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\installer\wlsetupsvc.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
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: wlsetupsvc.exe
Name: Windows Live installer
Description: Windows Live Setup Service
Version: 12.0.1471.1025
Size: 260 KB
Original file name: wlsetupsvc.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000967126%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000895310%
User CPU: 0.00000718162877%
Privileged CPU time: 187.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 447,933,069
CPU cycle count /min: 604,555
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 53.24 MB
Peak committed memory: 53.74 MB
Paged memory: 3.27 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.35 MB
Paged system memory: 97.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.65 KB
Working set memory: 340 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.95 MB
Min working set memory: 160 KB
Private memory: 3.27 MB
Page faults: 7,586
Page faults /min: 10
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 30.48 KB
Read transfer /min: 42 Bytes
Total write operations: 17
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.25 KB
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,904
Other operations /min: 7
Total other transfer: 241.34 KB
Other Transfer /min: 334 Bytes
Handle count average: 197
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\installer\WLSetupSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Windows Live Setup Service
Service name: WLSetupSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Windows Live Setup Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 94a85e956a065e23e0010a6a7826243b
SHA-1: 5afbd2b82cc3a61d74b2ce0b4cc20303f19d1a82
SHA-256: f70a8301d071667718f04a9f261946ed8d64ee1b08055c518186252198f8f3f1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File entropy: 6.22090
File packed: No
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