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What is putty.exe?

Part of PuTTY suite by Simon Tatham

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How does putty.exe run?

Process - putty.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. putty.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does putty.exe start?

Shell open command - putty.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of telnet with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" %1. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the putty.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of putty.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is putty.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00056% CPU5558.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.58 MB RAM21.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              27 GDI objects18.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of PuTTY suite?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: putty.exe
Publisher: Simon Tatham
Name: PuTTY suite
Description: SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client
Version: Unidentified build
Size: 756 KB
Original file name: PuTTY

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008052985%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002494287%
User CPU: 0.00055586977796%
Privileged CPU time: 280.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,737,104,362
CPU cycle count /min: 1,156,233
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 92.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 93.97 MB
Paged memory: 4.58 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.58 MB
Paged system memory: 177.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.58 KB
Working set memory: 6.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.69 MB
Min working set memory: 6.68 MB
Private memory: 4.58 MB
Page faults: 3,620
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 660 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 950
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 18.21 KB
Other Transfer /min: 12 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 27
Peak GDI objects: 31
USER objects: 23
Peak USER objects: 44
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ExtraPutty 0.22\Bin\putty.exe"

Shell open command details

Name: telnet
Command: "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" %1

Image hashes

MD5: 7fe3cc3e484c810c593d606d18501127
SHA-1: b4ef4128511516bf980b3e71e53b9c3191ddb621

PE image details

File packed: No
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