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What is splwow64.exe?

Part of Print driver host for applications by Microsoft

(splwow64.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does splwow64.exe run?

Process - splwow64.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. splwow64.exe is executed by the process iexplore.exe (Windows® Internet Explorer by Microsoft).


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the splwow64.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of splwow64.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is splwow64.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00241% CPU24084.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.54 MB RAM11.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 6 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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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 Print driver host for applications.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: splwow64.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Print driver host for applications
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 123 KB
Original file name: splwow64.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0042704458%
Privileged CPU: 0.0018620016%
User CPU: 0.00240844422904%
Privileged CPU time: 773.44 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5 ms
CPU cycle count: 552,371,483
CPU cycle count /min: 23,223,703
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 168.77 MB
Peak committed memory: 177.63 MB
Paged memory: 2.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.47 MB
Paged system memory: 337.52 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.42 KB
Working set memory: 9.34 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.42 MB
Min working set memory: 8.67 MB
Private memory: 2.54 MB
Page faults: 13,890
Page faults /min: 94
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,070
Read operations /min: 6
Total read transfer: 746.36 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.04 KB
Total other operations: 5,077
Other operations /min: 18
Total other transfer: 707 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
Peak GDI objects: 34
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 30
Handle count average: 162
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\WINDOWS\splwow64.exe 8192

Image hashes

MD5: 4b1d2cba1367a7b99d51b1295b3a1d57
SHA-1: caf8382df0dcb6e9fb51a5e277685b540632bf18

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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