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What is vssvc.exe?

Part of Microsoft® Volumeschattenkopie-Dienst by Microsoft

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

Service - vssvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VSS' (Instantáneas de volumen). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Instantáneas de volumen runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the vssvc.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of vssvc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vssvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01732% CPU173192.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.91 MB RAM18.2%
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.
39 context switches/sec39.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: vssvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Volumeschattenkopie-Dienst
Description: Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 1.42 MB
Original file name: VSSVC.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0820630424%
Privileged CPU: 0.0647438319%
User CPU: 0.01731921049037%
Privileged CPU time: 15488724.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 251,331,172
CPU cycle count /min: 5,700,956
Context switches /sec: 39
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 57.04 MB
Peak committed memory: 64.42 MB
Paged memory: 3.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.58 MB
Paged system memory: 83.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.31 KB
Working set memory: 6.12 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.44 MB
Min working set memory: 5.71 MB
Private memory: 3.91 MB
Page faults: 18,332
Page faults /min: 26
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 58
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 29.93 KB
Read transfer /min: 87 Bytes
Total write operations: 208
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.02 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.9 KB
Total other operations: 19,353
Other operations /min: 12
Total other transfer: 512.77 KB
Other Transfer /min: 370 Bytes
Handle count average: 186
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands

Service details

Name: Instantáneas de volumen
Service name: VSS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Administra e implementa Instantáneas de volumen usadas para copias de seguridad y otros propósitos. Si este servicio se detiene, las instantáneas se deshabilitarán para la copia de seguridad y ésta generará un error. Si este servicio está deshabilitado, se producirá un error al iniciar cualquier servicio que explícitamente dependa de él.”

Image hashes

MD5: d0c69e44bc1e1d4ad290fd84104623d8
SHA-1: cf2152361efd2a2d28862d337087c82487aec705
SHA-256: 4c86760ea4bd2a64ffd42d89284ec3e5048cb2f0f6f3b80d017b41c0d2456a90

PE image details

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