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What is wordpad.exe?

Part of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System by Microsoft

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

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

How does wordpad.exe start?

Shell open command - wordpad.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of rtffile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.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 wordpad.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wordpad.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wordpad.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01417% CPU141657.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.39 MB RAM48.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
103 GDI objects68.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     3 context switches/sec3.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows nt\accessories\wordpad.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: wordpad.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
Description: WordPad MFC Application
Version: 5.1.2600.6010 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.100712-1633)
Product version: 5.1.2600.6010
Size: 205.5 KB
Original file name: wordpad
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0233825199%
Privileged CPU: 0.0092167991%
User CPU: 0.01416572077185%
Privileged CPU time: 203.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 3
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 114.2 MB
Peak committed memory: 116.41 MB
Paged memory: 10.39 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.51 MB
Paged system memory: 59.93 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.94 KB
Working set memory: 1.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.89 MB
Min working set memory: 928 KB
Private memory: 10.39 MB
Page faults: 6,828
Page faults /min: 9
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 234
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 4.25 MB
Read transfer /min: 5.9 KB
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 432 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,928
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 63.32 KB
Other Transfer /min: 88 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 103
USER objects: 66
Handle count average: 143
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE" "C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\GomPlayer\??????.txt"

Shell open command details

Name: rtffile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE" "%1"

Image hashes

MD5: 43ec11db43e3880bbab536fb9399d72d
SHA-1: 04986eafc28c13e24a71b7f0327b9b1816d482e9
SHA-256: ec58df26d4522b352aac545422db045b5eecdf4f2694aec53c469c8f2ef4175e

PE image details

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