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What is aurora.scr?

Part of Aurora Screen Saver by Microsoft

What is it?

Aurora Screen Saver is a default windows screen saver to view the Aurora Borealis on your PC's desktop.
(aurora.scr is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does aurora.scr run?

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

How does aurora.scr start?

Screensaver - A screensaver is a type of computer program initially designed to prevent burn-in on CRT and plasma monitors by blanking the screen or filling it with moving images or patterns when the computer is not in use. Contemporary screensavers are used primarily for entertainment or security.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the aurora.scr process running.Of the 0.2% of aurora.scr users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is aurora.scr?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00679% CPU67943.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.31 MB RAM122.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Aurora Screen Saver?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: aurora.scr
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Aurora Screen Saver
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 1.31 MB
Original file name: Aurora
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0083701543%
Privileged CPU: 0.0015757992%
User CPU: 0.00679435506426%
Privileged CPU time: 119793.17 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 495,557,089
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 99.58 MB
Peak committed memory: 99.58 MB
Paged memory: 26.31 MB
Peak paged memory: 28.41 MB
Paged system memory: 157.15 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.97 KB
Working set memory: 18.59 MB
Peak working set memory: 22.65 MB
Min working set memory: 18.59 MB
Private memory: 26.31 MB
Page faults: 12,603
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Total read transfer: 32.49 KB
Total other operations: 729
Total other transfer: 1.02 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 70
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\Aurora.scr /s

Screensaver details

Name: aurora.scr

Image hashes

MD5: f240b31da00632718cc2392a4d193313
SHA-1: 95a405256560a082caebd013a0392d87fe3eda2f
SHA-256: f3226b8b6fe34624e5d1c6773528d54558732896655137688559f5e6dc787315

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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