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What is wgatray.exe?

Part of Microsoft Genuine Advantage by Microsoft

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How does wgatray.exe run?

Process - wgatray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wgatray.exe is executed by the process winlogon.exe (Windows NT Logon Application by Microsoft).


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About 0.2% of all Boost users have the wgatray.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of wgatray.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wgatray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01562% CPU156222.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.24 MB RAM24.3%
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.
50 GDI objects33.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
210 context switches/sec210.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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 Microsoft Genuine Advantage.

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: wgatray.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Genuine Advantage
Description: Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications
Version: 1.9.0040.0
Size: 912.88 KB
Original file name: WgaTray.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 1/20/2009
Expiration date: 3/20/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0317628796%
Privileged CPU: 0.0161406175%
User CPU: 0.01562226208219%
Privileged CPU time: 146510.42 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 12 ms
Context switches /sec: 210
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 63.72 MB
Peak committed memory: 65.89 MB
Paged memory: 5.24 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.77 MB
Paged system memory: 83.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.53 KB
Working set memory: 1.23 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.01 MB
Min working set memory: 198.67 KB
Private memory: 5.24 MB
Page faults: 3,048,013
Page faults /min: 4,474
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 199
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 553.96 KB
Read transfer /min: 543 Bytes
Total write operations: 14
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 985 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 25,609
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 236.44 KB
Other Transfer /min: 116 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 50
USER objects: 32
Handle count average: 317
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: b1296d52b0d2096ec4759eeeb806d759
SHA-1: fdd621992e5d6b2b797f4d2371c2706a1e9ba1f5
SHA-256: 4f291e1513d5e79bd3ee54e644138468778a80d6c49df01ea93e291897e433b5

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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