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What is netdde.exe?

Part of Network DDE - DDE Communication by Microsoft

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

Service - netdde.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'NetDDE' (Network DDE). 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. Network DDE runs as a service that can share a process with other Win32 services.


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the netdde.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of netdde.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is netdde.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00027% CPU2709.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.02 MB RAM4.7%
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.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: netdde.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Network DDE - DDE Communication
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 108.5 KB
Original file name: NETDDE.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008127594%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005418396%
User CPU: 0.00027091981647%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 31.8 MB
Peak committed memory: 32.34 MB
Paged memory: 1.02 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.02 MB
Paged system memory: 33.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.16 KB
Working set memory: 3.02 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.02 MB
Min working set memory: 3 MB
Private memory: 1.02 MB
Page faults: 939
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 84 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 20 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 173
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.25 KB
Other Transfer /min: 12 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 7
Handle count average: 71
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Network DDE
Service name: NetDDE
Service type: Win32ShareProcess
Description: “Provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers. If this service is stopped, DDE transport and security will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.”

Image hashes

MD5: b857ba82860d7ff85ae29b095645563b
SHA-1: 7235c82aa9698d9297a73e44cb365fd5973cef78
SHA-256: 86ff0e4cdd9c394e8babd93a4d57e73ff9a779261717dec6e9cde99f1c6b0f4c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.17799
File packed: No
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