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What is outlook.exe?

Part of Microsoft Office Outlook by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager that can be used as a stand-alone application, or can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for multiple users in an organization, such as shared mailboxes and calendars, Exchange public folders, SharePoint lists and meeting schedules.
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How does outlook.exe run?

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

How does outlook.exe start?

Shell open command - outlook.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of mailto with and identifier of "C:\Program Files1\MIF5BA~1\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" -c IPM.Note /m "%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.
Safe for initializing control - outlook.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {0006F023-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} with and identifier of CLSID\{0006F023-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. When a program is initialized, it can receive data from another program for initializing its state. This is a potential security hazard because the data could come from an untrusted source. Programs that guarantee no security breach regardless of the data source are considered safe for initialization and are registered as such.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the outlook.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of outlook.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is outlook.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00000026% CPU2.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
85.54 MB RAM397.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
667 GDI objects444.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office12\outlook.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Office Outlook?

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 Outlook.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: outlook.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office Outlook
Description: Microsoft Office Outlook
Version: 12.0.6023.5000
Size: 12.24 MB
Original file name: Outlook.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 8/22/2007
Expiration date: 2/22/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000010164%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000007559%
User CPU: 0.00000026048784%
Total CPU time: 15,345,234 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 11275937.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 4069296.88 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 519.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 766.03 MB
Paged memory: 85.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 338.14 MB
Paged system memory: 766.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 49.07 KB
Working set memory: 63.86 MB
Peak working set memory: 179.84 MB
Min working set memory: 63.86 MB
Private memory: 85.54 MB
Page faults: 132,717
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 211,560
Total read transfer: 1.38 GB
Total write operations: 62,777
Total write transfer: 287.44 MB
Total other operations: 670,649
Total other transfer: 27.21 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 667
USER objects: 343
Handle count average: 4,043
Thread count average: 55

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files1\MICROS~4\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" /recycle

Shell open command details

Name: vcffile
Command: "C:\Program Files1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE" /v "%1"

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {0006F024-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
Command: CLSID\{0006F024-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: d6cb07e6dd6214981d8c4578ad928133
SHA-1: 8cebd1068b61859671cc41063e494f3f673852e3
SHA-256: e718a010670453436f927ef2559e105428029478f497fe1d953c2a9b2091c900

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.44800
File packed: No
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