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What is EXCEL.EXE?

Part of Microsoft Office 2010 by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Excel is a commercial spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.
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How does excel.exe run?

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

How does excel.exe start?

Scheduled task - EXCEL.EXE is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{D1D6E0D8-D25C-4C28-B56E-E2378DD4B56E}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


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About 0.5% of all Boost users have the excel.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of excel.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is EXCEL.EXE?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02046% CPU204554.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
24 MB RAM111.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
353 GDI objects235.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office14\excel.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Office 2010?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: EXCEL.EXE
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office 2010
Description: Microsoft Excel
Version: 14.0.7015.1000
Size: 26.36 MB
Original file name: Excel.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0261725173%
Privileged CPU: 0.0057170428%
User CPU: 0.02045547440988%
Privileged CPU time: 1446875 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,613,932,960
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 352.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 356.55 MB
Paged memory: 24 MB
Peak paged memory: 25.07 MB
Paged system memory: 648.06 KB
Non-paged system memory: 43.55 KB
Working set memory: 48.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 52.98 MB
Min working set memory: 38.5 MB
Private memory: 24 MB
Page faults: 24,598
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 730
Total read transfer: 98.99 KB
Total write operations: 547
Total write transfer: 447.52 KB
Total other operations: 7,524
Total other transfer: 306.6 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 353
Peak GDI objects: 371
USER objects: 122
Peak USER objects: 133
Handle count average: 336
Thread count average: 11

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE" /dde

Scheduled task details

Name: \{D1D6E0D8-D25C-4C28-B56E-E2378DD4B56E}

Image hashes

MD5: 5fb0a0f93382ecd19f5f499a5caa59f0
SHA-1: 064b99ce9678393c20699a260c037a62de4ab0cd

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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