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What is scrnsave.scr?

Part of Default Screen Saver by Microsoft

(scrnsave.scr is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does scrnsave.scr run?

Process - scrnsave.scr is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. scrnsave.scr is executed by the process winlogon.exe (Windows NT Logon Application by Microsoft).

How does scrnsave.scr start?

Screensaver - A screensaver is a type of computer program initially designed to prevent burn-in on CRT and plasma monitors by blanking the screen or filling it with moving images or patterns when the computer is not in use. Contemporary screensavers are used primarily for entertainment or security.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the scrnsave.scr process running.Of the 0.2% of scrnsave.scr users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is scrnsave.scr?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00028% CPU2818.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.53 MB RAM11.7%
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.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: scrnsave.scr
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Default Screen Saver
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 9 KB
Original file name: scrnsave
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006039157%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003221052%
User CPU: 0.00028181047792%
Privileged CPU time: 617.19 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 23.04 MB
Peak committed memory: 26.82 MB
Paged memory: 2.53 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.58 MB
Paged system memory: 29.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.69 KB
Working set memory: 4.04 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.04 MB
Min working set memory: 4.04 MB
Private memory: 2.53 MB
Page faults: 2,570
Page faults /min: 18
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 11 KB
Read transfer /min: 274 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 144 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 6,680
Other operations /min: 10
Total other transfer: 215.05 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5.77 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 84
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
C:\WINDOWS\System32\scrnsave.scr /s
scrnsave.scr /s

Screensaver details

Name: scrnsave.scr

Image hashes

MD5: 7ba27a296ee84861bfe97b96874ccaa6
SHA-1: edfa6c33d2fea79a04bd8a2b663c042cf0cf9d51
SHA-256: 2d5095fb3151c4a5beaa6e9d3bdbd2f1be7ef076d2212b960102c97204ad9110

PE image details

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