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What is vssvc.exe?

Part of Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service by Microsoft

What is it?

The Volume Shadow Copy Service provides the backup infrastructure for the Microsoft Windows, as well as a mechanism for creating consistent point-in-time copies of data known as shadow copies. The Volume Shadow Copy Service can produce consistent shadow copies by coordinating with business applications, file-system services, backup applications, fast-recovery solutions, and storage hardware.
Description of vssvc.exe from Microsoft
The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a set of COM APIs that implements a framework to allow volume backups to be performed while applications on a system continue to write to the volumes. VSS provides a consistent interface that allows coordination between user applications that update data on disk (writers) and those that back up applications (requesters).
(vssvc.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does vssvc.exe run?

Service - vssvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VSS' (Cópia de Sombra de Volume). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Cópia de Sombra de Volume runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vssvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vssvc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vssvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.14556% CPU1455580.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.03 MB RAM14.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
46 context switches/sec46.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\vssvc.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy ...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro N (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: vssvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 1.1 MB
Original file name: VSSVC.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.4252561550%
Privileged CPU: 0.2796980857%
User CPU: 0.14555806922497%
Privileged CPU time: 101.56 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 200,894,398
Context switches /sec: 46
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 49.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 56.11 MB
Paged memory: 3.03 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.78 MB
Paged system memory: 76.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.81 KB
Working set memory: 8.53 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.78 MB
Min working set memory: 8.53 MB
Private memory: 3.03 MB
Page faults: 7,258
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 118
Total read transfer: 2.31 KB
Total write operations: 126
Total write transfer: 1.45 MB
Total other operations: 6,132
Total other transfer: 208 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 210
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
sechost.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe

Service details

Name: Cópia de Sombra de Volume
Service name: VSS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Gerencia e implementa Cópias de Sombra de Volume usadas para backups e outros fins. Se esse serviço for interrompido, as cópias de sombra não estarão disponíveis para o backup, que poderá falhar. Se esse serviço for desabilitado, qualquer serviço que dependa dele de forma explícita não poderá ser iniciado.”

Image hashes

MD5: 700f5256dfcf1e65837f740ee0889f0f
SHA-1: a77911a99b3082eca28a04f817d4d9f468e7507f
SHA-256: 491ba23fb51ba32897101f1e97c9635f720961ba2115d2fd336112f9bc802248

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.00384
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-delayload-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-io-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-service-private-l1-1-0.dll
authz.dll
clusapi.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
netapi32.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
resutils.dll
rpcrt4.dll
setupapi.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
virtdisk.dll
vssapi.dll
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