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What is taskmgr.exe?

Part of Task Manager by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Task Manager is a task manager application included with the Microsoft Windows that provides detailed information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit charge and memory information, network activity and statistics, logged-in users, and system services.
Description of taskmgr.exe from Microsoft
Task Manager provides information about programs and processes running on your computer. It also displays the most commonly used performance measures for processes. You can use Task Manager to monitor key indicators of your computer's performance. You can see the status of the programs that are running and end programs that have stopped responding. You can also assess the activity of running processes using as many as fifteen parameters, and see graphs and data on CPU and memory usage.
(taskmgr.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does taskmgr.exe run?

Process - taskmgr.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. taskmgr.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the taskmgr.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of taskmgr.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Task Manager?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is taskmgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU614.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.2 MB RAM56.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
847 GDI objects564.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          11 context switches/sec11.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

Task Manager Stability

taskmgr.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: ]\PbkVa &NN]ܕ (AppHangXProcB1)
Details: |vuOUL� �\�dk z_\Pbk� Windows �N�R0
Occurred on: September 29, 2013
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: hhctrl.ocx (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stoppede med at svare og blev lukket. (AppHangB1)
Details: Et problem medf�rte, at programmet ikke l�ngere kommunikerer med Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: taskmgr.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Task Manager
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 1.07 MB
Original file name: Taskmgr.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 4/9/2012
Expiration date: 7/9/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006596414%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005982008%
User CPU: 0.00006144054911%
Privileged CPU time: 4367.19 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,076,762,638
CPU cycle count /min: 326,595,661
Context switches /sec: 11
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 134.24 MB
Peak committed memory: 201.29 MB
Paged memory: 12.2 MB
Peak paged memory: 14.08 MB
Paged system memory: 316.52 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.86 KB
Working set memory: 23.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.49 MB
Min working set memory: 21.89 MB
Private memory: 12.2 MB
Page faults: 136,381
Page faults /min: 200
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 61
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 148.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 219 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 160 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 529,431
Other operations /min: 763
Total other transfer: 41.4 MB
Other Transfer /min: 61.12 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 847
Peak GDI objects: 1,091
USER objects: 332
Peak USER objects: 415
Handle count average: 322
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe" /4

Image hashes

MD5: 37f030abe71382c206abc855b53094a1
SHA-1: 61bf88d0a8c065a93e7cb92395db3d24901ff50d
SHA-256: ae038acc58a907284315a40c20c8680c30355df308e49063049f0ba8a1561a7d

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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