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What is windowfxsrv.exe?

Part of Stardock WindowFX by Stardock

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How does windowfxsrv.exe run?

Service - windowfxsrv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WindowFX' (Stardock WindowFX). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Stardock WindowFX 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the windowfxsrv.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of windowfxsrv.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is windowfxsrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00708% CPU70785.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     452 KB RAM2.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\stardock\object desktop\windowfx\windowfxsrv.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: windowfxsrv.exe
Publisher: Stardock Corporation (verified)
Name: Stardock WindowFX
Description: WindowFX Service. Part of Stardock WindowFX 5 Do not redistribute
Version: 5.0
Size: 177.64 KB
Original file name: WindowFXSrv.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 10/4/2011
Expiration date: 10/4/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0070785366%
Privileged CPU: 0%
User CPU: 0.00707853660429%
CPU cycle count: 28,829,910
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 16.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 17.38 MB
Paged memory: 452 KB
Peak paged memory: 468 KB
Paged system memory: 30.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.57 KB
Working set memory: 2.08 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.09 MB
Min working set memory: 2.08 MB
Private memory: 452 KB
Page faults: 531
Page faults /min: 0
Handle count average: 37
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX\WindowFXSRV.exe"

Service details

Name: Stardock WindowFX
Service name: WindowFX
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Stardock WindowFX Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 70406c3b3c6abbff744b14cb135b5164
SHA-1: f85ccc0d0774785425cd4e8bac2a865d3c8072a7
SHA-256: d428931417ad1ca3c7e1d5f7ec80ed47b983c4dfe192354b8839b76c3e121258

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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