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What is wmpsideshowgadget.exe?

Part of Windows Media Player Gadget for Windows SideShow capable devices by Microsoft

(wmpsideshowgadget.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wmpsideshowgadget.exe run?

Process - wmpsideshowgadget.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wmpsideshowgadget.exe is executed by the process taskhost.exe (Host Process for Windows Tasks by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the wmpsideshowgadget.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of wmpsideshowgadget.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wmpsideshowgadget.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU267.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
11.77 MB RAM54.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
71 GDI objects47.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
39 context switches/sec39.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpsideshowgadget.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wmpsideshowgadget.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Media Player Gadget for Windows SideShow capable devices
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 12.0.7600.16385
Size: 162 KB
Original file name: WMPSideShowGadget
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001072671%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000805580%
User CPU: 0.00002670907129%
Privileged CPU time: 187.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 293,055,840
CPU cycle count /min: 27,173,901
Context switches /sec: 39
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 135.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 138.63 MB
Paged memory: 11.77 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.79 MB
Paged system memory: 233.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.29 KB
Working set memory: 20.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 20.39 MB
Min working set memory: 19.52 MB
Private memory: 11.77 MB
Page faults: 7,960
Page faults /min: 13
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 276
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 5.29 KB
Read transfer /min: 9 Bytes
Total other operations: 439
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 32.19 KB
Other Transfer /min: 53 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 71
Peak GDI objects: 73
USER objects: 29
Peak USER objects: 30
Handle count average: 259
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPSideShowGadget.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 55a5e5ae40755556942c30548550e4c3
SHA-1: 46d456e7430a44de995f77be4abeab16ec2738eb
SHA-256: 0f8f45cd381f60a41cca4834188157d25906911108d7280cb2540d2245327a9d

PE image details

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