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What is winword.exe?

Part of Microsoft Office XP by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Word is a commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is currently the most common word processor on the market.
Description of winword.exe from Microsoft
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How does winword.exe run?

Process - winword.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does winword.exe start?

Shell open command - winword.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of wordhtmlfile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Scheduled task - winword.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{AF8E3B26-83C1-45E8-A9B0-C6456B5DB853}' and is triggered by the Registration action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the winword.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of winword.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winword.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00050% CPU4983.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
132.25 MB RAM614.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
628 GDI objects418.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office10\winword.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Office XP?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: winword.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office XP
Description: Microsoft Word
Version: 15.0.4623.1000
Size: 1.84 MB
Original file name: WinWord.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0010591967%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005608827%
User CPU: 0.00049831407806%
Privileged CPU time: 765028904 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,276,989,403
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 1.1 GB
Peak committed memory: 1.19 GB
Paged memory: 132.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 141.26 MB
Paged system memory: 1.18 MB
Non-paged system memory: 84.08 KB
Working set memory: 152.48 MB
Peak working set memory: 203.96 MB
Min working set memory: 125.47 MB
Private memory: 132.25 MB
Page faults: 516,584
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 28,581
Total read transfer: 26.79 MB
Total write operations: 4,325
Total write transfer: 2.71 MB
Total other operations: 95,192
Total other transfer: 1.73 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 628
Peak GDI objects: 754
USER objects: 192
Peak USER objects: 383
Handle count average: 1,079
Thread count average: 19

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\WINWORD.EXE" /n "C:\Desktop\Untitled1.docx

Shell open command details

Name: wordhtmlfile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE"

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {2483674E-B0FB-4503-BFBA-681CF6066A79}
Command: \{2483674E-B0FB-4503-BFBA-681CF6066A79}

Image hashes

MD5: e52818239bfc4220555ffa15b2fce7e8
SHA-1: 670e502fc65fb70f546164e348d925c87e232d57

PE image details

File entropy: 6.43347
File packed: No
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