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What is cvh.exe?

Part of Microsoft Office 2010 by Microsoft

What is it?

The Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler is part of the virtual click to run installation for Microsoft Office 2010.
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How does cvh.exe run?

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

How does cvh.exe start?

Shell open command - cvh.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of wordhtmlfile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvh.exe" "Microsoft Word Starter 2010 9014006604090000" "%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.
User start menu folder - The shortcut file cvh.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable cvh.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.
Scheduled task - cvh.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{8CDA40C2-87B5-4EFF-9691-17344E13E632}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (user) run - cvh.exe is registered with the run identifier 'OfficeSyncProcess' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" /quietlaunch "MSOSYNC 9014006604090000"' 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the cvh.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of cvh.exe users, 21.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is cvh.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00073% CPU7324.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.18 MB RAM28.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              44 GDI objects29.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvh.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Office 2010?

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 2010.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: cvh.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office 2010
Description: Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler
Version: 14.0.6117.5000
Size: 3.06 MB
Original file name: CVH.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0014111502%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006786961%
User CPU: 0.00073245416931%
Privileged CPU time: 2028013 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,188,515,471
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 113.6 MB
Peak committed memory: 126.71 MB
Paged memory: 6.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.16 MB
Paged system memory: 205.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.09 KB
Working set memory: 15.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.13 MB
Min working set memory: 15.42 MB
Private memory: 6.18 MB
Page faults: 5,322
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 90
Total read transfer: 27.63 KB
Total write operations: 12
Total write transfer: 1.02 KB
Total other operations: 1,719
Total other transfer: 120.45 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 44
Peak GDI objects: 58
USER objects: 13
Peak USER objects: 19
Handle count average: 213
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" "Microsoft Word Starter 2010 9014006604160000"

Shell open command details

Name: mailto
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" "Microsoft Outlook 2010 9014006204070000" -c IPM.Note /m "%1"

User start menu folder details

Name: cvh.exe

Scheduled task details

Name: \{6679286F-0CEB-4E3D-AC47-E2603DA9A976}

Startup files (user) run details

Name: OfficeSyncProcess
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" /quietlaunch "MSOSYNC 9014006604090000"

Image hashes

MD5: 54195634aea6dfa15bd18fc6fe75528c
SHA-1: 4eeb9a16319ff7ef578525ad806fffb1b1637c4d
SHA-256: ff6b3d5537cb69d68f73bf1f13632f2d31bf3b8fbc03adbf3d16a3853a5743ce

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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