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What is zune.exe?

Part of Zune® by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Zune was the brand of digital media products and services developed by Microsoft. Zune included a line of portable media players, digital media player software for Windows PCs, a music subscription service known as a 'Zune Music Pass', music and video streaming services for the Xbox 360 game console via the Zune Software, music, TV and movie sales, and media software for Windows Phone
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How does zune.exe run?

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

How does zune.exe start?

Autoplay handler - zune.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of ZunePlayCDAudioOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\ZunePlayCDAudioOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the zune.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of zune.exe users, 26.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is zune.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00151% CPU15064.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
101.88 MB RAM473.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
153,363 /min6807.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
86 GDI objects57.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\zune\zune.exe

Are there other versions of Zune®?

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 Zune®.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: zune.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Zune®
Description: Microsoft Zune
Version: 4.8.2345.0 (ZUNE_DORADO_V4.8_RTM.110805-1156)
Product version: 4.8.2345.0
Size: 202.22 KB
Original file name: Zune.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 7/20/2010
Expiration date: 10/20/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0040779256%
Privileged CPU: 0.0025714344%
User CPU: 0.00150649121347%
Privileged CPU time: 129764385.69 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 550 ms
CPU cycle count: 302,516,832
CPU cycle count /min: 1,059,356,117
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 428.8 MB
Peak committed memory: 673.72 MB
Paged memory: 101.88 MB
Peak paged memory: 338.72 MB
Paged system memory: 542.19 KB
Non-paged system memory: 45.24 KB
Working set memory: 125.21 MB
Peak working set memory: 360.73 MB
Min working set memory: 121.88 MB
Private memory: 101.88 MB
Page faults: 416,422
Page faults /min: 3,240
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 17,822,759
Read operations /min: 152,948
Read transfer /min: 597.75 MB
Total write operations: 48,204
Write operations /min: 415
Total write transfer: 202.83 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.75 MB
Total other operations: 112,205
Other operations /min: 929
Total other transfer: 143.93 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.23 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 86
Peak GDI objects: 164
USER objects: 62
Peak USER objects: 70
Handle count average: 1,284
Thread count average: 34
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe"

Autoplay handler details

Name: ZuneRipCDAudioOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\ZuneRipCDAudioOnArrival

Image hashes

MD5: a93a48d083fcb766f8267296f404d252
SHA-1: ffd476e2afdd1b90d78b0d7694e189d851a0dd04
SHA-256: 92b5151e2e7b1300df983302f6548a46aceec05394bc9229c78417f32c96d489

PE image details

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