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What is classicshellservice.exe?

Part of Classic Shell by IvoSoft

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How does classicshellservice.exe run?

Service - classicshellservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ClassicShellService' (Classic Shell Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Classic Shell Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the classicshellservice.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of classicshellservice.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is classicshellservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU112.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.59 MB RAM16.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\classic shell\classicshellservice.exe

Are there other versions of Classic Shell?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: classicshellservice.exe
Publisher: IvoSoft
Name: Classic Shell
Description: Classic Shell Service
Version: 3, 6, 8, 0
Size: 67 KB
Original file name: ClassicShellService.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001021333%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000908659%
User CPU: 0.00001126737163%
Privileged CPU time: 250 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 496,477,639
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 28.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 30.99 MB
Paged memory: 3.59 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.72 MB
Paged system memory: 48.99 KB
Non-paged system memory: 45.44 KB
Working set memory: 260 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.2 MB
Min working set memory: 152 KB
Private memory: 3.59 MB
Page faults: 3,550
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 20.12 KB
Total other operations: 1,043
Total other transfer: 22.22 KB
Handle count average: 145
Thread count average: 2

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicShellService.exe"

Service details

Name: Classic Shell Service
Service name: ClassicShellService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Launches the start button after logon”

Image hashes

MD5: 55fe970b500f6d2a550b5e80ab8c4eac
SHA-1: 4177dc74f0294860ddd8dd5c62152d1542502a0c
SHA-256: b62bfd973949e64f408058d8590ee1bd899ecb11139f3e3b7d6448566161c2d3

PE image details

File packed: No
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