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What is taskmgr.exe?

Part of Windows TaskManager 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 32-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).

How does taskmgr.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file taskmgr.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable taskmgr.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the taskmgr.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of taskmgr.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is taskmgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01471% CPU147064.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.68 MB RAM7.8%
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.
118 GDI objects78.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
40 context switches/sec40.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Windows TaskManager?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: taskmgr.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows TaskManager
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version: 5.1.2600.2180
Size: 132.5 KB
Original file name: taskmgr.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0320534141%
Privileged CPU: 0.0173469278%
User CPU: 0.01470648630650%
Privileged CPU time: 976.59 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 15 ms
Context switches /sec: 40
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 51.21 MB
Paged memory: 1.68 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.71 MB
Paged system memory: 57.32 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.61 KB
Working set memory: 3.26 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.88 MB
Min working set memory: 3.2 MB
Private memory: 1.68 MB
Page faults: 3,512
Page faults /min: 36
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 7.37 KB
Read transfer /min: 22 Bytes
Total write operations: 5
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 360 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Total other operations: 847
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 43.74 KB
Other Transfer /min: 136 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 118
USER objects: 127
Handle count average: 81
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands

User start menu folder details

Name: taskmgr.exe

Image hashes

MD5: fc160ace21c81837692b339d230dd4be
SHA-1: 28e0652d35fcd1e5abd1aa23bb5ee2b180a6693b
SHA-256: 7c034751379a438929cc91a0c85ae49e2b25b4e89e13c4d7445533de61f0fb9a

PE image details

File entropy: 5.71158
File packed: No
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