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What is taskswitch.exe?

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How does taskswitch.exe run?

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

How does taskswitch.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - taskswitch.exe is registered with the run identifier 'CoolSwitch' and the execution command 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskswitch.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the taskswitch.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of taskswitch.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is taskswitch.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00007% CPU733.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     574 KB RAM2.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: taskswitch.exe
Size: 44.56 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Lou Amadio
Certificate authority: Microsoft

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009958948%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009225758%
User CPU: 0.00007331905508%
Privileged CPU time: 117281.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 16.03 MB
Peak committed memory: 16.22 MB
Paged memory: 574 KB
Peak paged memory: 648 KB
Paged system memory: 25.63 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.89 KB
Working set memory: 1.55 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.54 MB
Min working set memory: 1.02 MB
Private memory: 574 KB
Page faults: 740
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5
Total read transfer: 5.09 KB
Total other operations: 88
Total other transfer: 835 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 32
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: CoolSwitch
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskswitch.exe

Image hashes

MD5: ebd2ea535fc47d426d0c2fc7c7293534
SHA-1: 83983e05d20f06153b2274b6cb680b3fc68394a3
SHA-256: 06257b05a98d5a010ea50ffb4d936e517e73380ac1d3bcded2e433947f881454

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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