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What is dsidebar.exe?

Part of Desktop Sidebar by Idea2

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How does dsidebar.exe run?

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

How does dsidebar.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - dsidebar.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Sidebar' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Sidebar\dsidebar.exe"' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the dsidebar.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of dsidebar.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dsidebar.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00061% CPU6118.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.67 MB RAM58.8%
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.
123 GDI objects82.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sidebar\dsidebar.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Desktop Sidebar.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dsidebar.exe
Publisher: Idea2
Name: Desktop Sidebar
Description: Desktop Sidebar
Size: 1.7 MB
Original file name: DSIDEBAR.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0030515596%
Privileged CPU: 0.0024397555%
User CPU: 0.00061180413256%
Privileged CPU time: 1981.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,137,669,704
CPU cycle count /min: 361,624,588
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 152.77 MB
Peak committed memory: 169.3 MB
Paged memory: 12.67 MB
Peak paged memory: 13.68 MB
Paged system memory: 254.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.27 KB
Working set memory: 1.25 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.94 MB
Min working set memory: 756 KB
Private memory: 12.67 MB
Page faults: 95,937
Page faults /min: 103
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 290
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 238.74 KB
Read transfer /min: 261 Bytes
Total write operations: 778
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 224.28 KB
Write transfer /min: 246 Bytes
Total other operations: 7,395
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 109.43 MB
Other Transfer /min: 119.83 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 123
Peak GDI objects: 148
USER objects: 56
Peak USER objects: 74
Handle count average: 486
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sidebar\dsidebar.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Sidebar
Command: "C:\Program Files\Sidebar\dsidebar.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: e1ba57c47e0b076b2219b5c02b2e45a2
SHA-1: ea430bc656fda0b0b8a857f048c28277de073d10
SHA-256: 6b99a75b905d3b3fd1fbcf23ad5acd719b07434fe458096bd11a962a2c88c27d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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