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What is wincal.exe?

Part of Windows Calendar by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Calendar is a calendar application that is included with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It natively supports the iCalendar file format, and has the ability to publish and subscribe to web-based calendars by using HTTP and WebDAV. Calendars may also be published to network drive shares.
(wincal.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wincal.exe run?

Process - wincal.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wincal.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does wincal.exe start?

Scheduled task - wincal.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCalendar\Reminders - alan'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - wincal.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCalendar\Reminders - Stephanie'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the wincal.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of wincal.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wincal.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.09076% CPU907599.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.94 MB RAM22.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
140 GDI objects93.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows calendar\wincal.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Calendar?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wincal.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Calendar
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 945 KB
Original file name: WinCal.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.3902678652%
Privileged CPU: 0.2995078965%
User CPU: 0.09075996865020%
Total CPU time: 431 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 330.48 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 100.14 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 89.49 MB
Peak committed memory: 92.72 MB
Paged memory: 4.94 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.01 MB
Paged system memory: 160.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.88 KB
Working set memory: 10.45 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.63 MB
Min working set memory: 10.45 MB
Private memory: 4.94 MB
Page faults: 4,137
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Total read transfer: 574 Bytes
Total write operations: 17
Total write transfer: 860 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,282
Total other transfer: 602.54 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 140
USER objects: 77
Handle count average: 143
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar\WinCal.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: Reminders - Jay
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCalendar\Reminders - Jay

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCalendar\Reminders - Jay

Image hashes

MD5: 790222d6ccfc576f0d07d418e6115d85
SHA-1: 51c549935ee8cbfaa322c4b242b1cdde89c61775
SHA-256: f1b1b9cc64822ce16629b1569121fb782a1a5f4e49e97ab9238bcbcd81e58af9

PE image details

File entropy: 6.45218
File packed: No
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