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What is mspaint.exe?

Part of Paint by Microsoft

(mspaint.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does mspaint.exe run?

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

How does mspaint.exe start?

Approved shell extension - mspaint.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {d3e34b21-9d75-101a-8c3d-00aa001a1652}. 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the mspaint.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of mspaint.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mspaint.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU559.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
16.75 MB RAM77.8%
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.
479 GDI objects319.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\mspaint.exe

Are there other versions of Paint?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: mspaint.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Paint
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 6.37 MB
Original file name: MSPAINT.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001682958%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001123476%
User CPU: 0.00005594821303%
Privileged CPU time: 1996.81 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 445,594,768
CPU cycle count /min: 13,383,920
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 116.93 MB
Peak committed memory: 137.91 MB
Paged memory: 16.75 MB
Peak paged memory: 19.1 MB
Paged system memory: 201.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 41.31 KB
Working set memory: 28.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 29.89 MB
Min working set memory: 26.87 MB
Private memory: 16.75 MB
Page faults: 37,967
Page faults /min: 17
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 506 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,841
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1002 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 479
Peak GDI objects: 486
USER objects: 93
Peak USER objects: 108
Resources
Handle count average: 122
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Windows\system32\mspaint.exe"

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {d3e34b21-9d75-101a-8c3d-00aa001a1652}

Image hashes

MD5: 458f4590f80563eb2a0a72709bfc2bd9
SHA-1: 3f97dc3bd1467c710c6a8d26b97bb6cf47deb4c6
SHA-256: ff923c051ae380bf30d749ebe9cf310ccab6572d84eb81b76fb1012bcbdf557f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.84643
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
imm32.dll
kernel32.dll
mfc42u.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
propsys.dll
rpcrt4.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
winmm.dll
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