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What is skydrive.exe?

Part of Microsoft SkyDrive by Microsoft

What is it?

SkyDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. It is part of the Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.
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How does skydrive.exe run?

Process - skydrive.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. skydrive.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does skydrive.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - skydrive.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SkyDrive' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe" /background' 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.

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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 skydrive.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of skydrive.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is skydrive.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU409.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.43 MB RAM29.9%
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.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\users\user\appdata\local\microsoft\skydrive\skydrive.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft SkyDrive?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: skydrive.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft SkyDrive
Description: Microsoft SkyDrive
Version: 6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214)
Product version: 6.3.9431.0
Size: 503 KB
Original file name: SkyDrive.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 7/26/2012
Expiration date: 10/26/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000676105%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000266659%
User CPU: 0.00004094465124%
Privileged CPU time: 13437.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 501,362,202
CPU cycle count /min: 12,200,754
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 110.43 MB
Peak committed memory: 129.14 MB
Paged memory: 6.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 25.29 MB
Paged system memory: 204.11 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.62 KB
Working set memory: 3.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 35.47 MB
Min working set memory: 3.54 MB
Private memory: 6.43 MB
Page faults: 217,285
Page faults /min: 33
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,633
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 78.77 MB
Read transfer /min: 12.13 KB
Total write operations: 1,478
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 4.93 MB
Write transfer /min: 778 Bytes
Total other operations: 145,913
Other operations /min: 22
Total other transfer: 3.08 MB
Other Transfer /min: 486 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 13
Peak USER objects: 17
Resources
Handle count average: 558
Thread count average: 22
Thread resource averages
msvcrt.dll
telemetry.dll
ntdll.dll
syncengine.dll
wlidprov.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\System32\skydrive.exe -Embedding

Startup files (user) run details

Name: SkyDrive
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe" /background

Image hashes

MD5: a9c80b3425ff31210a005573480ce123
SHA-1: 2486b956201b052421ebb15914d85ee321339049

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-io-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-2.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-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-winrt-error-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-eventing-classicprovider-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-eventing-controller-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-eventing-provider-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-shcore-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-shcore-registry-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-shcore-stream-l1-1-0.dll
dwmapi.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
propsys.dll
rpcrt4.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
sspicli.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
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