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What is start8srv.exe?

Part of Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software Inc

What is it?

Start8 adds a Start button and Start menu to Windows 8.
Description of start8srv.exe from Stardock Software Inc
Microsoft Windows® 8 is shipped without the "Start" menu. We put the "Start" menu back in Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality.
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How does start8srv.exe run?

Service - start8srv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Start8' (Stardock Start8). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Stardock Start8 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the start8srv.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of start8srv.exe users, 18.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is start8srv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU215.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.47 MB RAM6.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 7 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\stardock\start8\start8srv.exe

Are there other versions of Stardock Start8?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Stardock Software, Inc

Stardock Corporation is is best known for computer programs that allow a user to modify or extend a graphical user interface as well as personal computer games More...
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File details

File name: start8srv.exe
Publisher: Stardock Software, Inc (verified)
Name: Stardock Start8
Description: Stardock Start8 Service
Size: 139.61 KB
Original file name: Start8Srv

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 10/3/2011
Expiration date: 10/3/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000565090%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000349982%
User CPU: 0.00002151078920%
Privileged CPU time: 62.49 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 500,544,509
CPU cycle count /min: 11,783,768
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 17.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 21.53 MB
Paged memory: 1.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.01 MB
Paged system memory: 26.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.33 KB
Working set memory: 833.71 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.83 MB
Min working set memory: 571.43 KB
Private memory: 1.47 MB
Page faults: 33,409
Page faults /min: 84
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,044
Read operations /min: 6
Total read transfer: 1.56 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.5 KB
Total write operations: 7
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 328 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 179
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 10.75 KB
Other Transfer /min: 24 Bytes
Handle count average: 38
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8Srv.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8Srv.exe"

Service details

Name: Stardock Start8
Service name: Start8
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Stardock Start8 Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 882e2063832aa21716d2c17f11be4079
SHA-1: 959a70632f424bb88e807cb50067e998b0381bd3
SHA-256: 8e2e20960b1d6a2e9c26ab1e1a7bd4571c12b04dd73bb0ba77a22111b78acd37

PE image details

File packed: No
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