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What is wgatray.exe?

Part of Windows 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).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wgatray.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wgatray.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wgatray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00323% CPU32308.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.14 MB RAM23.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Windows Genuine Advantage?

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 Genuine Advantage.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: wgatray.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Genuine Advantage
Description: Windows Genuine Advantage Notification
Version: 1.5.0540.0
Size: 297.8 KB
Original file name: WgaTray.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 5/4/2549
Expiration date: 5/10/2550

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0120962466%
Privileged CPU: 0.0088654115%
User CPU: 0.00323083509010%
Privileged CPU time: 343.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 63.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 65.67 MB
Paged memory: 5.14 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.82 MB
Paged system memory: 55.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.36 KB
Working set memory: 140 KB
Peak working set memory: 9.01 MB
Min working set memory: 48 KB
Private memory: 5.14 MB
Page faults: 13,491
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 187
Total read transfer: 451.03 KB
Total write operations: 30
Total write transfer: 1.08 KB
Total other operations: 1,994
Total other transfer: 153.26 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 267
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: b202d32c55ab828e3364109875f210f0
SHA-1: cdd70a37480535c95e3479aac37cf0b7331cc7d0
SHA-256: d2d588a246033d262d804f2de028b458fe6459375e733809539af031846525b7

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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