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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.38%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 5.29%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.07%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.17%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 11.30%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 11.45%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.43%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.07%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.14%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.70%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.88%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 4.13%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.81%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.10%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.29%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 4.35%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.14%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.43%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.03%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.58%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.80%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.88%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 20.80%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.58%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.30%
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conhost.exe

Console Window Host by Microsoft

Remove conhost.exe
Version:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   1bcdb508143b517f21bbdac10f5777bf
SHA1:   d836fce5ee3175e5178dadd40e1fec98a83fbce9
SHA256:   663e6944bcba6022bfd30f579bb057ed563e18c7610b60edaa42415ce5cea1b4
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is conhost.exe?

conhost.exe is the new host process for console windows. Previously those were handled by csrss.exe which is the “Client Server Runtime Process”, a process running with system-level privileges. Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft made some very substantial improvements and changes in regard to security. One of those changes was that applications running in different “levels” or as different users weren't allowed to exchange data freely.

About conhost.exe (from Microsoft)

ConHost (Console Host) runs in the same security context as its associated console application. Instead of issuing an LPC request to CSRSS for message-handling, the request goes to ConHost. As a res

DetailsDetails

File name:conhost.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Console Window Host
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\conhost.exe
Original name:CONHOST.EXE.MUI
File version:6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:6.1.7600.16385
Size:330.5 KB (338,432 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.501326
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.01013104%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00509053%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00504051%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:96,115 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:23,206/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:3/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.56 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.37 MB
Private (minimum):2.35 MB
Non-paged memory:1.56 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:35.17 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):37.85 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.45 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.58 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,024/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:95 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:6 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:3 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:2/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:36
600
GUI GDI count:22
103
GUI GDI peak:25
142
GUI USER count:4
49
GUI USER peak:4
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:64-bit
Owner:SYSTEM
Parent process:csrss.exe (Client Server Runtime Process by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
conhost.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.02673445%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.02179214%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00494231%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:782,977/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:109/sec
79/sec
Memory:348 KB
1.16 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.50%
Windows 8.1 17.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.00%
Windows 8 10.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 7.50%
Windows 8 Pro 7.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 3.00%
Windows 7 Professional 3.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 2.50%
Windows 7 Starter 1.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 1.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.00%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 25.13% of Console Window Host.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Lenovo 19.15%
Dell 18.44%
ASUS 18.44%
Toshiba 9.22%
Hewlett-Packard 8.16%
Acer 8.16%
Intel 6.38%
Sony 4.96%
Alienware 2.84%
NEC 1.42%
American Megatrends 1.06%
Samsung 0.71%
Medion 0.71%
GIGABYTE 0.35%
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