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What is taskmgr.exe?

Part of Windows Task Manager by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Task Manager is a task manager application included with the Microsoft Windows that provides detailed information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit charge and memory information, network activity and statistics, logged-in users, and system services.
Description of taskmgr.exe from Microsoft
Task Manager provides information about programs and processes running on your computer. It also displays the most commonly used performance measures for processes. You can use Task Manager to monitor key indicators of your computer's performance. You can see the status of the programs that are running and end programs that have stopped responding. You can also assess the activity of running processes using as many as fifteen parameters, and see graphs and data on CPU and memory usage.
(taskmgr.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does taskmgr.exe run?

Process - taskmgr.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. taskmgr.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the taskmgr.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of taskmgr.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Task Manager?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is taskmgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00124% CPU12351.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
17.01 MB RAM79.0%
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.
1,393 GDI objects928.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Windows Task Manager?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

Windows Task Manager Stability

taskmgr.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: 5 >B25G05B 8 1K;0 70:@KB0 (AppHangB1)
Details: H81:0 ?@825;0 : >AB0=>2:5 2708<>459AB28O ?@>3@0<<K A Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: taskmgr.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Task Manager
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 1.15 MB
Original file name: taskmgr.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 9/7/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0023873029%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011521383%
User CPU: 0.00123516469434%
Privileged CPU time: 2996291.67 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 19 ms
CPU cycle count: 429,465,505
CPU cycle count /min: 413,702,654
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 159.18 MB
Peak committed memory: 235.21 MB
Paged memory: 17.01 MB
Peak paged memory: 17.87 MB
Paged system memory: 391.81 KB
Non-paged system memory: 78.95 KB
Working set memory: 30.88 MB
Peak working set memory: 33.09 MB
Min working set memory: 26.45 MB
Private memory: 17.01 MB
Page faults: 201,234
Page faults /min: 197
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 237
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 236.78 KB
Read transfer /min: 114 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 178 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 386,355
Other operations /min: 238
Total other transfer: 21.89 MB
Other Transfer /min: 14.13 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 1,393
Peak GDI objects: 1,573
USER objects: 511
Peak USER objects: 574
Handle count average: 392
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe" /4
"C:\WINDOWS\System32\Taskmgr.exe" /3

Image hashes

MD5: ceae26d9492f7d481916ff44c120d339
SHA-1: b5c525a2a5131f226a9c50e25a9f7a577b306196

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.06891
File packed: No
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