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What is notepad.exe?

Part of Sistema operacional Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

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

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

How does notepad.exe start?

Shell open command - notepad.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of inifile with and identifier of C:\WINDOWS\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %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.


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the notepad.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of notepad.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is notepad.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU366.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.22 MB RAM5.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: notepad.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Sistema operacional Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Bloco de notas
Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version: 5.1.2600.2180
Size: 68.5 KB
Original file name: NOTEPAD.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000733020%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000366510%
User CPU: 0.00003665098564%
Privileged CPU time: 15625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 28.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 35.58 MB
Paged memory: 1.22 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.22 MB
Paged system memory: 30.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.03 KB
Working set memory: 2.22 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.22 MB
Min working set memory: 2.21 MB
Private memory: 1.22 MB
Page faults: 591
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 13
Handle count average: 25
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Shell open command details

Name: txtfile
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1

Image hashes

MD5: b53b0f7aa341430fe73a9bd26a6441b5
SHA-1: 9733acfae959c7b7d4184a548dcbbcde2b9c0e12
SHA-256: 83fff21b1467d33e563f6d8e321ed78785adfa5f6d2f93bc490de9dbfc70e5dc

PE image details

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