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What is ribbons.scr?

Part of Ribbons Screen Saver by Microsoft

(ribbons.scr is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does ribbons.scr run?

Process - ribbons.scr is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ribbons.scr is executed by the process winlogon.exe (Windows Logon Application by Microsoft).

How does ribbons.scr start?

Screensaver - A screensaver is a type of computer program initially designed to prevent burn-in on CRT and plasma monitors by blanking the screen or filling it with moving images or patterns when the computer is not in use. Contemporary screensavers are used primarily for entertainment or security.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the ribbons.scr process running.Of the 0.3% of ribbons.scr users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ribbons.scr?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU350.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.88 MB RAM59.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
239 context switches/sec239.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Ribbons Screen Saver?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Ribbons Screen Saver.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: ribbons.scr
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Ribbons Screen Saver
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 235 KB
Original file name: Ribbons
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000519829%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000169509%
User CPU: 0.00003503194928%
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,425,156,400
CPU cycle count /min: 2,085,235,979
Context switches /sec: 239
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 94.1 MB
Peak committed memory: 94.92 MB
Paged memory: 12.88 MB
Peak paged memory: 13 MB
Paged system memory: 140.54 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9 KB
Working set memory: 14.03 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.85 MB
Min working set memory: 14 MB
Private memory: 12.88 MB
Page faults: 7,856
Page faults /min: 21
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 5
Peak USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 57
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\Ribbons.scr /s

Screensaver details

Name: ribbons.scr

Image hashes

MD5: c09abc08c1a788fc17c566b24ada906a
SHA-1: af198ad12b69acc7267229ce011afe2db8c4f098

PE image details

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