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What is winword.exe?

Part of Microsoft Office 2013 by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Office 2013 Word is a commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is currently the most common word processor on the market.
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How does winword.exe run?

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

How does winword.exe start?

Shell open command - winword.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of wordhtmlfile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\WINWORD.EXE". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the winword.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of winword.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winword.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00057% CPU5694.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
80.23 MB RAM372.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
317 GDI objects211.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office 15\root\office15\winword.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Office 2013?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Microsoft Office 2013.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: winword.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office 2013
Description: Microsoft Word
Version: 15.0.4454.1000
Size: 1.83 MB
Original file name: WinWord.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0013484882%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007790594%
User CPU: 0.00056942874715%
Privileged CPU time: 9165.06 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,433,811,688
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 483.53 MB
Peak committed memory: 578.13 MB
Paged memory: 80.23 MB
Peak paged memory: 135.74 MB
Paged system memory: 649.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 26.95 KB
Working set memory: 56.62 MB
Peak working set memory: 153.8 MB
Min working set memory: 30.17 MB
Private memory: 80.23 MB
Page faults: 171,048
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,628
Total read transfer: 6.18 MB
Total write operations: 301
Total write transfer: 2.49 MB
Total other operations: 17,110
Total other transfer: 4.8 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 317
Peak GDI objects: 405
USER objects: 82
Peak USER objects: 118
Handle count average: 804
Thread count average: 26
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\WINWORD.EXE" /n "C:\Daly Int UK\IT\Documentation\IT Manual\2.2 Reading MSA.doc
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\WINWORD.EXE" -Embedding

Shell open command details

Name: wordhtmlfile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\WINWORD.EXE"

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 54999

Image hashes

MD5: aa03e1d5a180faf44cc907c2b321522f
SHA-1: bc14087e9f30dbbfae468c6bfb9b277ed576be11
SHA-256: d0f1a82663461673f2c2b77f19893f1414e62a7d4c92d4ca6faf32e57e455b9f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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