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What is gnotify.exe?

Part of Gmail by Google

Description of gnotify.exe from Google
The Gmail Notifier is an application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages, and shows you their subjects, senders and snippets, all without your having to open a web browser.
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How does gnotify.exe run?

Process - gnotify.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. gnotify.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does gnotify.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - gnotify.exe is registered with the run identifier '{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.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.
Shell open command - gnotify.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of mailto with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe" -mailto %1. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the gnotify.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of gnotify.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gnotify.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00020% CPU2049.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.46 MB RAM39.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
49 GDI objects32.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Gmail.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: gnotify.exe
Publisher: Google Inc.
Name: Gmail
Description: Gmail Notifier
Size: 468 KB
Original file name: gnotify.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006230759%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004181129%
User CPU: 0.00020496302461%
Privileged CPU time: 22465969.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,066,785,639
CPU cycle count /min: 2,511,400
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 116.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 143.14 MB
Paged memory: 8.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.71 MB
Paged system memory: 186.51 KB
Non-paged system memory: 25.1 KB
Working set memory: 12.98 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.02 MB
Min working set memory: 12.3 MB
Private memory: 8.46 MB
Page faults: 25,219
Page faults /min: 7
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 100
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 161 KB
Read transfer /min: 80 Bytes
Total write operations: 568
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 53.71 KB
Write transfer /min: 212 Bytes
Total other operations: 98,941
Other operations /min: 5
Total other transfer: 1.15 MB
Other Transfer /min: 290 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 49
Peak GDI objects: 92
USER objects: 20
Peak USER objects: 50
Handle count average: 401
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

CLSID: {0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}
Command: C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe

Shell open command details

Name: mailto
Command: "C:\Program Files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe" -mailto %1

Network connectivity

TCP: gru03s14-in-f22.1e100.net on port 56654
TCP: fa-in-f84.1e100.net on port 52389
UDP: LISTENING on port 56174
UDP: LISTENING on port 59784
UDP: LISTENING on port 59899
UDP: LISTENING on port 49154

Image hashes

MD5: 3df7ac30a381c57d0c70eaefee3c4ef2
SHA-1: 315104e4d6f2960701e381bb696c09a417845160
SHA-256: 871f7e88b91a5a5d7262ed042c02af55995c9a17ac419ca7b6b25eac0e5b3b7a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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