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What is optionalfeatures.exe?

Part of Windows Features by Microsoft

(optionalfeatures.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does optionalfeatures.exe run?

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


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the optionalfeatures.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of optionalfeatures.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is optionalfeatures.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00015% CPU1451.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.88 MB RAM18.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
75 GDI objects50.0%
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?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: optionalfeatures.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Features
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 100 KB
Original file name: OptionalFeatures.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003331358%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001879705%
User CPU: 0.00014516532558%
Privileged CPU time: 202.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,062,293,493
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 103.75 MB
Peak committed memory: 114.04 MB
Paged memory: 3.88 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.03 MB
Paged system memory: 201.62 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.44 KB
Working set memory: 10.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.39 MB
Min working set memory: 10.27 MB
Private memory: 3.88 MB
Page faults: 3,135
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 32
Total read transfer: 116.29 KB
Total other operations: 1,079
Total other transfer: 25.35 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 75
Peak GDI objects: 91
USER objects: 21
Peak USER objects: 26
Handle count average: 147
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: 48a5c2daae67b9e3995f810287bbaa5d
SHA-1: 650f817b5b589e3f00e558dd3ecd448b26879843
SHA-256: 890350fb14998958da2a9eb8674998d8a55ef3f397f837498e3dc6f7978156c4

PE image details

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