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What is powershell.exe?

Part of PowerShell.EXE by Microsoft

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How does powershell.exe run?

Process - powershell.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. powershell.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the powershell.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of powershell.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is powershell.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02629% CPU262888.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
17.23 MB RAM80.0%
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.
         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?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: powershell.exe
Name: PowerShell.EXE
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.5430.0 (winmain(wmbla).060830-0116)
Product version: 6.0.5430.0
Size: 322.5 KB
Original file name: PowerShell.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0315996920%
Privileged CPU: 0.0053108726%
User CPU: 0.02628881943390%
Total CPU time: 1,072 ms
Total CPU time /min: 19 ms
Privileged CPU time: 180.26 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
User CPU time: 891.28 ms
User CPU time /min: 16 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 128.88 MB
Peak committed memory: 148.28 MB
Paged memory: 17.23 MB
Peak paged memory: 28.48 MB
Paged system memory: 176.81 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.14 KB
Working set memory: 192 KB
Peak working set memory: 33.53 MB
Min working set memory: 188 KB
Private memory: 17.23 MB
Page faults: 21,718
Page faults /min: 384
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 296
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 2.64 MB
Read transfer /min: 47.75 KB
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 144 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 947
Other operations /min: 17
Total other transfer: 13.46 KB
Other Transfer /min: 244 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
Handle count average: 217
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: aee2a4682c3047cc139283ce399b0edd
SHA-1: 48801235660ae8fd318251d29cd57daad2ad0fd8
SHA-256: 3c6b16ffe03485be8339ef55285b040ae9bc6d616c1e82a44b504a5be4a90e4e

PE image details

File entropy: 4.96508
File packed: No
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