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What is printui.dll?

Part of Printer Settings User Interface by Microsoft

(printui.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does printui.dll run?

Process - printui.dll is an instance of a running program. Printer Settings User Interface is launched by the program (host) rundll32.exe (Windows host process (Rundll32) by Microsoft) typically with a command like RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n "HP6BEFBC (HP Photosmart Plus B209a-m)" printername "UpgradePrinter". This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. printui.dll is executed by the process spoolsv.exe (Spooler SubSystem App by Microsoft).

How does printui.dll start?

Approved shell extension - printui.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {77597368-7b15-11d0-a0c2-080036af3f03} with and identifier of Web Printer Shell Extension. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.
Printer Settings User Interface is loaded by:


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the printui.dll process running.Of the 0.1% of printui.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is printui.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU223.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.69 MB RAM7.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: printui.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Printer Settings User Interface
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 1.11 MB
Original file name: printui.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000555268%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000331718%
User CPU: 0.00002235492682%
Privileged CPU time: 46.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 244,538,884
CPU cycle count /min: 423,169
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 129.5 MB
Peak committed memory: 131.04 MB
Paged memory: 1.69 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.89 MB
Paged system memory: 259.01 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.13 KB
Working set memory: 568 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.09 MB
Min working set memory: 568 KB
Private memory: 1.69 MB
Page faults: 1,741
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 92
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 64 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 88
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Hosted Process
Parent Process
Process Command
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n "HP6BEFBC (HP Photosmart Plus B209a-m)" printername "UpgradePrinter"

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {77597368-7b15-11d0-a0c2-080036af3f03}
Command: Web Printer Shell Extension

Image hashes

MD5: c5e518b7f5b05400171eb78a6bc98ec4
SHA-1: 3485c675c95e1c1f5696264f8a111e5bdf968b13
SHA-256: 6c22f706ae9636206f96e15bd74c812e9499b4f74c5e9b5bfa810a935eb62f8d

PE image details

File entropy: 6.74581
File packed: No
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