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What is services.exe?

Part of Services and Controller app by Microsoft

What is it?

Service Control Manager (SCM) is a special system process which starts, stops and interacts with Windows service processes. The SCM executable, Services.exe, runs as a Windows console program, and is launched by the Wininit process early during the system startup.
(services.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does services.exe run?

Service - services.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PlugPlay' (Plug and Play). 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. Plug and Play runs as a service that can share a process with other Win32 services.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the services.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of services.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is services.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00130% CPU12956.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.36 MB RAM15.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 9 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\services.exe

Are there other versions of Services and Controller app?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Release Preview (6.2.8400.0)

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File details

File name: services.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Services and Controller app
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
Product version: 6.2.8400.0
Size: 325.5 KB
Original file name: services.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0059388025%
Privileged CPU: 0.0046431997%
User CPU: 0.00129560280202%
Privileged CPU time: 84709558.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 255,857,976
CPU cycle count /min: 10,131,415
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 29.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 46.48 MB
Paged memory: 3.36 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.53 MB
Paged system memory: 70.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.02 KB
Working set memory: 4.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.33 MB
Min working set memory: 4.07 MB
Private memory: 3.36 MB
Page faults: 25,954
Page faults /min: 13
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 63,664
Read operations /min: 8
Total read transfer: 1.95 MB
Read transfer /min: 752 Bytes
Total write operations: 544
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 14.97 KB
Write transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Total other operations: 148,594
Other operations /min: 62
Total other transfer: 726.87 KB
Other Transfer /min: 866 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 286
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
ubpm.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

Service details

Name: Plug and Play
Service name: PlugPlay
Service type: Win32ShareProcess
Description: “Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 49156
TCP: localhost on port 49158

Image hashes

MD5: b9b3ef6215ed2f53a55bf5ace2536a5f
SHA-1: f73cc2a6229c42edcefec4245d88d3f05d402ce9
SHA-256: 0eb076772aaee2f30e139a42830e4ad79fad851b506cfc04be640b0c67767aef

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.09685
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-core-crt-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-crt-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-io-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-threadpool-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-lsalookup-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-lsalookup-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-security-sddl-l1-1-0.dll
cryptbase.dll
kernel32.dll
kernelbase.dll
msvcrt.dll
ncobjapi.dll
ntdll.dll
rpcrt4.dll
scesrv.dll
sspicli.dll
umpnpmgr.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
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