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What is scrnsave.scr?

Part of Blank 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 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the scrnsave.scr process running.Of the 0.1% 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.
0.00002% CPU189.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     902.67 KB RAM4.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         7 GDI objects4.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Blank Screen Saver?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: scrnsave.scr
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Blank Screen Saver
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 10 KB
Original file name: scrnsave
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000949408%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000759580%
User CPU: 0.00001898272106%
Privileged CPU time: 78008.3 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 63,590,398
CPU cycle count /min: 288,873
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 40.5 MB
Peak committed memory: 41.61 MB
Paged memory: 902.67 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.2 MB
Paged system memory: 81.21 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.06 KB
Working set memory: 4.88 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.88 MB
Min working set memory: 4.88 MB
Private memory: 902.67 KB
Page faults: 1,382
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.51 KB
Read transfer /min: 74 Bytes
Total other operations: 243
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 1.46 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 7
USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 29
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\scrnsave.scr /s

Screensaver details

Name: scrnsave.scr

Image hashes

MD5: 0b883a187017547784420e0a855604d9
SHA-1: 868047c8b7dde8959dce9931c10e18b5a6ae2927
SHA-256: b738381833529c05fdc2c4a0fb1efedd4ebf7de0c2f146aefb85dce80b85c5e1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.07207
File packed: No
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