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What is regedit.exe?

Part of Registry Editor by Microsoft

What is it?

The Microsoft Registry Editor (regedit.exe) enables you to view, search for, and change settings in your system registry, which contains information about how your computer runs. The program comes bundled with the Windows operating system and provides a graphical interface that allows users to access the Windows registry.
(regedit.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does regedit.exe run?

Process - regedit.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. regedit.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does regedit.exe start?

Shell open command - regedit.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of regedit with and identifier of regedit.exe %1. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Startup files (all users) run - regedit.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SysSearch' and the execution command 'REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/iexplore.reg' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the regedit.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of regedit.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is regedit.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00012% CPU1225.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.09 MB RAM5.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
46 GDI objects30.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\windows\regedit.exe

Are there other versions of Registry Editor?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: regedit.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Registry Editor
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version: 5.1.2600.2180
Size: 143 KB
Original file name: REGEDIT.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008170683%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006945081%
User CPU: 0.00012256024692%
Privileged CPU time: 340.49 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 28.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.04 MB
Paged memory: 1.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.09 MB
Paged system memory: 58.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.23 KB
Working set memory: 540 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.05 MB
Min working set memory: 532 KB
Private memory: 1.09 MB
Page faults: 920
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 11.61 KB
Read transfer /min: 15 Bytes
Total other operations: 264
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 76.08 KB
Other Transfer /min: 95 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 46
USER objects: 18
Resources
Handle count average: 33
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe"

Shell open command details

Name: regfile
Command: regedit.exe "%1"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: SysSearch
Command: REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/iexplore.reg

Image hashes

MD5: 783afc80383c176b22dbf8333343992d
SHA-1: 8829b5a655b9d480d0d4a8ab4faf219c89368ac1
SHA-256: 694590952296bd3127823fa36da6d6401e1c8772473d9f7c719548330dd5f138

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.80098
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
authz.dll
clb.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
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