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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.55%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 5.95%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.08%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.44%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 12.71%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 12.88%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.49%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.08%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.16%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 4.16%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.12%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 4.65%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.04%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.36%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.33%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 4.89%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.16%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.49%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.28%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.65%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.90%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.12%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 23.39%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.65%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.47%
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conhost.exe

Console Window Host by Microsoft

Remove conhost.exe
Version:   6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
MD5:   cc11bb2f0bfaed07ef7d3cbd85b130d2
SHA1:   d5ca25ccec5ee535d18081bfc644af7df599ab48
SHA256:   e78200f0e3761084d261fa25dc97fcd7f33cd93f0cc170662f0906bb1b4ada9c
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:6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
Product version:6.2.8400.0
Size:294 KB (301,056 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:0.00004252%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00003206%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00001045%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:234,002 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:1010 KB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.88 MB
Private (minimum):3.42 MB
Non-paged memory:1010 KB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:40.29 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):47.48 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.45 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.88 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:156
600

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:32-bit
Command line:\??\C:\Windows\System32\conhost.exe 0x4
Owner:SYSTEM
Parent process:schtasks.exe (by Microsoft)

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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