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What is msssort.exe?

Part of Drag and Sort by Seagate

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How does msssort.exe run?

Process - msssort.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. msssort.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does msssort.exe start?

Scheduled task - msssort.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'MSSSORT' and is triggered by the Logon action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the msssort.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of msssort.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msssort.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU793.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.34 MB RAM6.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\ManagerApp\msssort.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: msssort.exe
Publisher: Seagate (verified)
Name: Drag and Sort
Description: msssort
Version: 4, 7, 0, 10
Size: 1.57 MB
Original file name: msssort.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/19/2008
Expiration date: 3/20/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001599563%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000806146%
User CPU: 0.00007934171191%
Privileged CPU time: 4570.83 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 288,848,624
CPU cycle count /min: 20,462,073
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 49.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 52.3 MB
Paged memory: 1.34 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.38 MB
Paged system memory: 97.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.63 KB
Working set memory: 656 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.84 MB
Min working set memory: 536 KB
Private memory: 1.34 MB
Page faults: 2,779
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 57,291
Read operations /min: 10
Total read transfer: 88.62 MB
Read transfer /min: 15.4 KB
Total other operations: 421,494
Other operations /min: 72
Total other transfer: 6.89 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.2 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 41
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files1\Maxtor\MANAGE~1\msssort.exe

Scheduled task details

Command: \MSSSORT

Image hashes

MD5: eada9f514c8e67b168152ba996401dcf
SHA-1: 48e0cce27e415b5702844653d100a8bf4a938279
SHA-256: 8a7de39dbe27c9bad1262390d5789e955c938dbcdae540608ae586b4439d8f3d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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