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What is ieinstal.exe?

Part of Windows® Internet Explorer by Microsoft

What is it?

Web browser add-ons add features (for example, extra toolbars, animated mouse pointers, stock tickers, and pop-up ad blockers) to your web browser.
Description of ieinstal.exe from Microsoft
Many add-ons come from the Internet, and they usually require that you give your permission before they are installed on your computer. Some, however, might be installed without your knowledge. This can happen if the add-on was part of another program that you installed. Some add-ons are installed with Microsoft Windows.
(ieinstal.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does ieinstal.exe run?

Process - ieinstal.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ieinstal.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the ieinstal.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of ieinstal.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ieinstal.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02358% CPU235845.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.83 MB RAM13.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\ieinstal.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: ieinstal.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows® Internet Explorer
Description: Internet Explorer Add-on Installer
Version: 8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 8.00.7600.16385
Size: 364.5 KB
Original file name: ieinstal.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0548986155%
Privileged CPU: 0.0313141082%
User CPU: 0.02358450730133%
Privileged CPU time: 70.1 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 295,493,196
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 66.7 MB
Peak committed memory: 71.47 MB
Paged memory: 2.83 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.88 MB
Paged system memory: 70.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.99 KB
Working set memory: 5.59 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.54 MB
Min working set memory: 5.59 MB
Private memory: 2.83 MB
Page faults: 2,964
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 136
Total read transfer: 347.01 KB
Total write operations: 16
Total write transfer: 421.15 KB
Total other operations: 1,112
Total other transfer: 11.38 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 325
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEInstal.exe" -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: 977fdb8b4e2f0694eec664daa6f0afd3
SHA-1: 561c4296e5312a1b549375011f9ca74df389db68
SHA-256: b8b20530e37fa52c668cd447d9e70e3f0627c34cf3e6e21259a845224366b412

PE image details

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