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What is stikynot.exe?

Part of Sticky Notes by Microsoft

What is it?

Sticky Notes is an application included in Windows 7 and allows users to take notes using Post-it note-like windows on their desktop.
Description of stikynot.exe from Microsoft
Already as necessary as pencils and paper clips, Sticky Notes just got more useful. In Windows, you can format a note’s text, change its color with a click, and speedily resize, collapse, and flip through notes. If you've got a Tablet PC or a touchscreen, Windows Sticky Notes support pen and touch input, too—you can even switch between different input methods within the space of a single note.
(stikynot.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does stikynot.exe run?

Process - stikynot.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. stikynot.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does stikynot.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - stikynot.exe is registered with the run identifier 'RESTART_STICKY_NOTES' and the execution command 'C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
User start menu folder - The shortcut file stikynot.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable stikynot.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the stikynot.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of stikynot.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is stikynot.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU353.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.91 MB RAM27.5%
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.
208 GDI objects138.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Sticky Notes?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: stikynot.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Sticky Notes
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 447 KB
Original file name: StikyNot.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000684897%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000331822%
User CPU: 0.00003530750193%
Privileged CPU time: 1484.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,781,470,087
CPU cycle count /min: 4,829,137
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 144.32 MB
Peak committed memory: 149.78 MB
Paged memory: 5.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.21 MB
Paged system memory: 264.8 KB
Non-paged system memory: 37.11 KB
Working set memory: 5.93 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.16 MB
Min working set memory: 5.83 MB
Private memory: 5.91 MB
Page faults: 12,251
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 47.82 KB
Read transfer /min: 16 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.04 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 283
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 576 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 208
Peak GDI objects: 244
USER objects: 104
Peak USER objects: 108
Handle count average: 182
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Command: C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe

User start menu folder details

Name: stikynot.exe

Image hashes

MD5: f6b3d572e06e880375f4ae782de97d90
SHA-1: 9d00ca6bac5317034030933c51991e6b4df0949a

PE image details

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