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What is mcglidhost.exe?

Part of Windows Media Center In-band Guide Loader by Microsoft

Description of mcglidhost.exe from Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Media Center is a feature of certain SKUs of the Windows 7 operating system that includes enhanced capabilities for consolidating digital entertainment and media content and delivering it, on demand, to the user. Windows Media Center is a sophisticated application designed to provide easy access to the entertainment services and digital media content that are available through the Windows Media Center PC. It has a user interface that is easy to use from a distance and designed to be accessed primarily through a TV-style remote control.
(mcglidhost.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does mcglidhost.exe run?

Process - mcglidhost.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the NETWORK SERVICE account within Windows with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network. mcglidhost.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the mcglidhost.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of mcglidhost.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mcglidhost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00053% CPU5310.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
25.91 MB RAM120.3%
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.
          12 context switches/sec12.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: mcglidhost.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Media Center In-band Guide Loader
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 61.5 KB
Original file name: mcGlidHost.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0010984641%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005673885%
User CPU: 0.00053107562552%
Privileged CPU time: 500 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,279,484,804
CPU cycle count /min: 46,715,313
Context switches /sec: 12
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 533.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 535.66 MB
Paged memory: 25.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 27.23 MB
Paged system memory: 278.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 31.17 KB
Working set memory: 30.03 MB
Peak working set memory: 30.06 MB
Min working set memory: 28.92 MB
Private memory: 25.91 MB
Page faults: 270,326
Page faults /min: 892
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 105
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 520.72 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.72 KB
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 424 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,178
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 13 KB
Other Transfer /min: 44 Bytes
Handle count average: 272
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\ehome\mcGlidHost.exe -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: 553fe495b98d26faf8e25a6a03639a0e
SHA-1: a583b9f3b5e2f16754056926f53f626bf3b59253

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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