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What is winsat.exe?

Part of Windows System Assessment Tool by Microsoft

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

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

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the winsat.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of winsat.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winsat.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
3.64612% CPU36461193.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
188.18 MB RAM873.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     80 /min3.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              19 GDI objects12.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\winsat.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: winsat.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows System Assessment Tool
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 3.21 MB
Original file name: WinSAT.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 3.8573236799%
Privileged CPU: 0.2112043810%
User CPU: 3.64611929891572%
Privileged CPU time: 8578.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 12 ms
CPU cycle count: 428,628,878
CPU cycle count /min: 244,555,829
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 432.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 540.92 MB
Paged memory: 188.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 441.81 MB
Paged system memory: 119.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.18 KB
Working set memory: 136.67 MB
Peak working set memory: 405.12 MB
Min working set memory: 17.32 MB
Private memory: 188.18 MB
Page faults: 201,879
Page faults /min: 280
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,002
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 283.23 MB
Read transfer /min: 401.8 KB
Total write operations: 101
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 17.17 MB
Write transfer /min: 24.35 KB
Total other operations: 14,347
Other operations /min: 20
Total other transfer: 6.74 MB
Other Transfer /min: 9.56 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 19
Peak GDI objects: 21
USER objects: 15
Peak USER objects: 18
Resources
Handle count average: 360
Thread count average: 18
Thread resource averages
msmpeg2vdec.dll
evr.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Windows\system32\winsat.exe" formal -restart clean -cancelevent b52de916-aad0-4d10-9432-9b0d191d9e43

Image hashes

MD5: 886b0eaa3b0fe76b3204e687c8da6f66
SHA-1: c9fbfa8ca633656896aa073876db021ede103d74
SHA-256: b007057e6728c7e954caeb45eae0adcd1c027dcb160746ccd2e78f91d18ccf80

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
d3d10.dll
d3d10_1.dll
dxgi.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
powrprof.dll
quartz.dll
rpcrt4.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
winmm.dll
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