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What is wab.exe?

Part of Address Book by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows provides an address book for storing contact information. The WAB is an application and service that enables users to keep track of people. The WAB has a local database and user interface for finding and editing information about people, and it can query network directory servers using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Other applications can use the WAB. For example, Microsoft Outlook uses the WAB as its e-mail address book.
Description of wab.exe from Microsoft
Windows provides an address book for storing contact information. The WAB is an application and service that enables users to keep track of people. The WAB has a local database and user interface for finding and editing information about people, and it can query network directory servers using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Other applications can use the WAB. For example, Microsoft Outlook uses the WAB as its e-mail address book. In Windows Vista, Windows Contacts replaces Window
(wab.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wab.exe loaded?

Shell open command - wab.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of wab_auto_file with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\wab.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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wab.exe file.Of the 0.1% of wab.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\outlook express\wab.exe

Are there other versions of Address Book?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: wab.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Address Book
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.00.2900.6040 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.101011-1837)
Product version: 6.00.2900.6040
Size: 114.5 KB
Original file name: WAB.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Shell open command details

Name: wab_auto_file
Command: "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\wab.exe" %1

Image hashes

MD5: cb5a3c046045d70d0b23bfd958c857d8
SHA-1: eeaeb35aa7763c46032411b39d351af418839901

PE image details

File entropy: 5.64444
File packed: No
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