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What is sethc.exe?

Part of Accessibility shortcut keys by Microsoft

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

Process - sethc.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. sethc.exe is executed by the process atbroker.exe (Windows Assistive Technology Manager by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the sethc.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of sethc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sethc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU261.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     900 KB RAM4.1%
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:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: sethc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Accessibility shortcut keys
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 264 KB
Original file name: sethc.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000388267%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000126609%
User CPU: 0.00002616580494%
Privileged CPU time: 15.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 43,354,751
CPU cycle count /min: 43,999
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 44.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 45.81 MB
Paged memory: 900 KB
Peak paged memory: 992 KB
Paged system memory: 89.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.69 KB
Working set memory: 2.59 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.3 MB
Min working set memory: 2.55 MB
Private memory: 900 KB
Page faults: 922
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.06 KB
Read transfer /min: 13 Bytes
Total other operations: 255
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.12 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\windows\System32\Sethc.exe" /AccessibilitySoundAgent

Image hashes

MD5: ea9ab22ba8090576c42f2e2f20a430c1
SHA-1: c3bcd39c4acae16cbcc5ab52ff0ec540c0db2903

PE image details

File packed: No
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