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What is lync.exe?

Part of Microsoft Office 2013 by Microsoft

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How does lync.exe run?

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

How does lync.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - lync.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Lync' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\lync.exe" /fromrunkey' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the lync.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of lync.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is lync.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00007% CPU679.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
37.2 MB RAM172.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 9 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
130 GDI objects86.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office15\lync.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Office 2013?

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 Microsoft Office 2013.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: lync.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office 2013
Description: Microsoft Lync
Version: 15.0.4551.1007
Size: 17.87 MB
Original file name: Lync.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002326019%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001646385%
User CPU: 0.00006796335401%
Privileged CPU time: 1453.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,616,334,144
CPU cycle count /min: 39,231,941
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 466.84 MB
Peak committed memory: 489.77 MB
Paged memory: 37.2 MB
Peak paged memory: 50.53 MB
Paged system memory: 788.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 55.64 KB
Working set memory: 9.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 61.53 MB
Min working set memory: 9.23 MB
Private memory: 37.2 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8,350
Read operations /min: 8
Total read transfer: 2.68 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.68 KB
Total write operations: 73
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 217.28 KB
Write transfer /min: 217 Bytes
Total other operations: 8,918
Other operations /min: 9
Total other transfer: 327.77 KB
Other Transfer /min: 327 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 130
Peak GDI objects: 137
USER objects: 100
Peak USER objects: 107
Handle count average: 1,555
Thread count average: 34
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\lync.exe" /fromrunkey

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Lync
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\lync.exe" /fromrunkey

Image hashes

MD5: 2c86cebe786da9481894a03f58cf14a9
SHA-1: b125f233e02be543ee3ebac31681cd01cd24708b

PE image details

File packed: No
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