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What is companionuser.exe?

Part of Windows Live Messenger Companion by Microsoft

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How does companionuser.exe run?

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


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the companionuser.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of companionuser.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is companionuser.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU341.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.44 MB RAM6.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\companion\companionuser.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: companionuser.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live Messenger Companion
Description: Windows Live Messenger Companion User Elevation Helper
Version: 15.4.3555.0308
Size: 53.38 KB
Original file name: companionuser.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 3/7/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000683666%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000341833%
User CPU: 0.00003418327682%
Privileged CPU time: 15.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 66.96 MB
Peak committed memory: 68.53 MB
Paged memory: 1.44 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.66 MB
Paged system memory: 134.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.44 KB
Working set memory: 5.22 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.34 MB
Min working set memory: 5.22 MB
Private memory: 1.44 MB
Page faults: 1,499
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 105
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Companion\companionuser.exe" -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: d28cf84a1cd2e6d9bf91c50c589ee437
SHA-1: 9dd86ea90bbcf49243d8a3101749fe5e4c880175
SHA-256: 53ab6c0e787d60e3e19712af541e39b551449eb892eda4b10dd01e652046c607

PE image details

File packed: No
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