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What is powershell.exe?

Part of Windows PowerShell by Microsoft

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

Process - powershell.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the powershell.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of powershell.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is powershell.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00120% CPU11953.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
22 MB RAM102.2%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: powershell.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows PowerShell
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 442 KB
Original file name: PowerShell.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0018486141%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006533108%
User CPU: 0.00119530330456%
Privileged CPU time: 358.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 601,455,864
CPU cycle count /min: 40,176,467
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 181.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 193.23 MB
Paged memory: 22 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.88 MB
Paged system memory: 272.9 KB
Non-paged system memory: 34.97 KB
Working set memory: 25.21 MB
Peak working set memory: 25.35 MB
Min working set memory: 15.97 MB
Private memory: 22 MB
Page faults: 14,405
Page faults /min: 118
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 54
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 738.15 KB
Read transfer /min: 6.06 KB
Total write operations: 31
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 508.78 KB
Write transfer /min: 4.17 KB
Total other operations: 4,680
Other operations /min: 38
Total other transfer: 653.78 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5.36 KB
Handle count average: 464
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
powershell.exe -InputFormat None -NoProfile -NoLogo -Command "& {$vpns = @('ok^'); Get-WmiObject Win32_SystemDriver -Filter \"DisplayName like 'TAP-Win%'\" | ForEach-Object {$vpns += 'OpenVPN'}; if (@([System.Net.NetworkInformation.IPGlobalProperties]::GetIPGlobalProperties().GetActiveTcpConnections() | Where-Object {$_.RemoteEndPoint.Port -eq 1723}).Count) {$vpns += 'PPTP'} if (@([System.Net.NetworkInformation.IPGlobalProperties]::GetIPGlobalProperties().GetActiveUDPListeners() | Where-Object {

Image hashes

MD5: 92f44e405db16ac55d97e3bfe3b132fa
SHA-1: 04c5d2b4da9a0f3fa8a45702d4256cee42d8c48d

PE image details

File packed: No
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