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What is wkdetect.exe?

Part of Microsoft® Works 6.0 by Microsoft®

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How does wkdetect.exe run?

Process - wkdetect.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 wkdetect.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - wkdetect.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Microsoft Works Update Detection' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the wkdetect.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of wkdetect.exe users, 73.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wkdetect.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00038% CPU3837.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.33 MB RAM6.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 20 /min0.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft works\wkdetect.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wkdetect.exe
Name: Microsoft® Works 6.0
Description: Microsoft® Works Update Detection
Version: 6.00.1828.1
Product version: 6.00.1828.1
Size: 28.07 KB
Original file name: WkDetect.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004417349%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000580176%
User CPU: 0.00038371724366%
Privileged CPU time: 109.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 466,649,091
CPU cycle count /min: 832,224
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.5 MB
Peak committed memory: 51.58 MB
Paged memory: 1.33 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.36 MB
Paged system memory: 78.67 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.21 KB
Working set memory: 3.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.94 MB
Min working set memory: 2.12 MB
Private memory: 1.33 MB
Page faults: 4,898
Page faults /min: 9
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 10
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 32.75 KB
Read transfer /min: 32 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,344
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 29.96 KB
Other Transfer /min: 60 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 30
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Microsoft Works Update Detection
Command: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 3141750fad211c6dadf7c2dc2ec74da8
SHA-1: 48b050a60646e184ffb735217d674bfe01b180b4
SHA-256: e535acb90fdd017b76e6aa021cd5ce816bc264988762f50adc73e43040f0baa3

PE image details

File packed: No
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