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What is sol.exe?

Part of Solitaire Game Applet by Microsoft

(sol.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does sol.exe run?

Process - sol.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. sol.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 0.4% of all Boost users have the sol.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of sol.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sol.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00085% CPU8476.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     918 KB RAM4.2%
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.
46 GDI objects30.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          12 context switches/sec12.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: sol.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Solitaire Game Applet
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Product version: 5.1.2600.0
Size: 55.5 KB
Original file name: sol.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0037452898%
Privileged CPU: 0.0028976632%
User CPU: 0.00084762658851%
Privileged CPU time: 1609.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7 ms
Context switches /sec: 12
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 35.62 MB
Paged memory: 918 KB
Peak paged memory: 918 KB
Paged system memory: 60.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.38 KB
Working set memory: 2.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.31 MB
Min working set memory: 1.9 MB
Private memory: 918 KB
Page faults: 1,576
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 13.57 KB
Read transfer /min: 51 Bytes
Total other operations: 215
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 48.48 KB
Other Transfer /min: 180 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 46
USER objects: 20
Handle count average: 42
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 373e7a863a1a345c60edb9e20ec32311
SHA-1: 849abaa9c524ff6da8891c3da01350c18ea1a1d4
SHA-256: a6fc95a5b288593c9559bd177ec43bf9b30d8a98cf19e82bf5a1ba5600857f04

PE image details

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