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What is wlstartup.exe?

Part of Windows Live by Microsoft

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How does wlstartup.exe run?

Process - wlstartup.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. wlstartup.exe is executed by the process wlmail.exe (Windows Live Mail by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wlstartup.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wlstartup.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Live?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wlstartup.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU376.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9 MB RAM41.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\installer\wlstartup.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 Windows Live.

What else is related?

Windows Live Stability

wlstartup.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Deixou de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Deixou de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Deixou de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: wlstartup.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live
Description: Windows Live Essentials
Version: 15.4.3555.0308
Size: 601.35 KB
Original file name: wlstartup.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 2/21/2011
Expiration date: 5/21/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000579068%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000202953%
User CPU: 0.00003761149476%
Privileged CPU time: 109.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 182.89 MB
Peak committed memory: 185.89 MB
Paged memory: 9 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.46 MB
Paged system memory: 334.85 KB
Non-paged system memory: 27.1 KB
Working set memory: 2.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 26.38 MB
Min working set memory: 404 KB
Private memory: 9 MB
Page faults: 12,681
Page faults /min: 3
Handle count average: 320
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlstartup.exe" -QueueRequests -modulC:tou -contexC:mail

Image hashes

MD5: 097ae247474811eecf9ff1809059c141
SHA-1: 9c8b71cd05391ae85cc8be742edc05835d82357d
SHA-256: 7f7f7e2469bfe00f0dcef0e8290345a8544921594c893b46b3076e58adddd996

PE image details

File packed: No
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