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What is start8.exe?

Part of Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software Inc

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How does start8.exe run?

Process - start8.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the start8.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of start8.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is start8.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     576 KB RAM2.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\stardock\start8\start8.exe

Are there other versions of Stardock Start8?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Stardock Software, Inc

Stardock Corporation is is best known for computer programs that allow a user to modify or extend a graphical user interface as well as personal computer games More...
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File details

File name: start8.exe
Publisher: Stardock Software, Inc (verified)
Name: Stardock Start8
Description: Start8
Product version: 1.0
Size: 235.17 KB
Original file name: Start8.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 4/10/2011
Expiration date: 4/10/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002356708%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002356708%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 62,348,655
CPU cycle count /min: 150,931
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 31.07 MB
Paged memory: 576 KB
Peak paged memory: 592 KB
Paged system memory: 60.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.16 KB
Working set memory: 152 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.56 MB
Min working set memory: 108 KB
Private memory: 576 KB
Page faults: 1,086
Page faults /min: 3
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 21
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8.exe" START

Image hashes

MD5: b16e49d8657a5591cb7023cf89e405ac
SHA-1: fa9330f41c0a073b3a80899c9f27632f9edd232a
SHA-256: 057c7fcbd524ecd7b02cf1c7e09e97c36fd8564f366e39c9794b5cb069d649f4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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