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What is ieuser.exe?

Part of Internet Explorer by Microsoft

What is it?

During the life cycle of Internet Explorer's startup, it launch the ieuser.exe process, which sets the security settings for Internet Explorer to the medium level. When Internet Explorer requires administrative privileges (such as to install an ActiveX control), Internet Explorer will elevate the process or use an alternative installer process which runs at higher security level.
Description of ieuser.exe from Microsoft
Internet Explorer harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content. Experience the web the way you want to with a cleaner look, favorite sites pinned to the taskbar, and seamless integration with Windows.Browse confidently with built-in tools like SmartScreen Filter and Tracking Protection that let you be more aware of threats to your PC and your privacy. The new graphic capabilities and improved performance in Internet Explorer 9 set the stage for immersive and rich experiences.
(ieuser.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does ieuser.exe run?

Process - ieuser.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the ieuser.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of ieuser.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ieuser.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00152% CPU15206.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.06 MB RAM18.8%
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.
         14 GDI objects9.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\ieuser.exe

Are there other versions of Internet Explorer?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: ieuser.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Internet Explorer
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 292.5 KB
Original file name: ieuser.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0030094808%
Privileged CPU: 0.0014888292%
User CPU: 0.00152065152868%
Privileged CPU time: 655.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 71,937,356
CPU cycle count /min: 14,089,252
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 79.65 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.44 MB
Paged memory: 4.06 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.09 MB
Paged system memory: 152.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.74 KB
Working set memory: 2.58 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.6 MB
Min working set memory: 340 KB
Private memory: 4.06 MB
Page faults: 4,996
Page faults /min: 17
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 333
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 116.88 KB
Read transfer /min: 399 Bytes
Total write operations: 33
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.39 KB
Write transfer /min: 8 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,518
Other operations /min: 12
Total other transfer: 628.04 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2.1 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 10
Handle count average: 247
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe" -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: 5b2e1c16a2c420f60cd391b666003f14
SHA-1: e1580ac03fd70d66f0ce57c42e34efe5c935f9eb
SHA-256: 7028b68ac03348f885a2a3a006ad1956553680c2a9a0f92b927b991f9f14e329

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 7.08758
File packed: No
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