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What is win8starter.exe?

Part of Win8Starter by Engelmann Media

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How does win8starter.exe run?

Process - win8starter.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. win8starter.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does win8starter.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file win8starter.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable win8starter.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the win8starter.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of win8starter.exe users, 18.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is win8starter.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00047% CPU4722.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
47.21 MB RAM219.2%
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.
50 GDI objects33.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\engelmann media\win8starter\win8starter.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 Win8Starter.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: win8starter.exe
Publisher: Engelmann Media (verified)
Name: Win8Starter
Description: Win8Starter
Size: 819.38 KB
Original file name: Win8StartMenu.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/2/2012
Expiration date: 9/2/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0011564411%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006841612%
User CPU: 0.00047227990729%
Privileged CPU time: 398.44 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 106,822,112
CPU cycle count /min: 8,523,758
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 716.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 759.71 MB
Paged memory: 47.21 MB
Peak paged memory: 54.31 MB
Paged system memory: 581.44 KB
Non-paged system memory: 48.45 KB
Working set memory: 43.1 MB
Peak working set memory: 65.68 MB
Min working set memory: 39.59 MB
Private memory: 47.21 MB
Page faults: 41,636
Page faults /min: 82
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 158
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 484.48 KB
Read transfer /min: 962 Bytes
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 12.73 KB
Write transfer /min: 24 Bytes
Total other operations: 11,088
Other operations /min: 21
Total other transfer: 297.8 KB
Other Transfer /min: 586 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 50
Peak GDI objects: 60
USER objects: 27
Peak USER objects: 33
Handle count average: 473
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Engelmann Media\Win8Starter\Win8Starter.exe"

User start menu folder details

Name: win8starter.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: www.intregsvr.de on port 64745

Image hashes

MD5: 8b098e326d95a307bae11cf29c2ba1f0
SHA-1: 4001879a3f96515c7ecb34fe13dcf5467dfec649

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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