6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 7.14%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 35.71%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 7.14%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 14.29%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 7.14%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 14.29%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 7.14%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 7.14%



Paint by Microsoft

Remove mspaint.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


There are 8 versions of mspaint.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247). mspaint.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The average file size is about 2.65 MB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 25.95 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 45.19 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 11.48 KB per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.


File name:mspaint.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Paint
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\mspaint.exe
Original name:MSPAINT.EXE.MUI


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mspaint.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Approved shell extension
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • CLSID: {d3e34b21-9d75-101a-8c3d-00aa001a1652}

VersionsAll file variations of mspaint.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
4a6e008f312b6dd9c7f9149bbb6d7ef8 7ff26048a2469933a69af6200b114f24e18e8917 6.38 MB
e97295de2a9fde547feab4fe41df16ca de87c513e32b4b72edd990b93c8854205f634771 6.08 MB
458f4590f80563eb2a0a72709bfc2bd9 3f97dc3bd1467c710c6a8d26b97bb6cf47deb4c6 6.37 MB
694af8b27c9a0a99399e02ce977f986b 47bd7ff27fb2363edb953bd354502d04c382aa96 474 KB
16a36129fb2fd595cc1f913e9878e3c7 b7b6df58ea8f794648ebbe957a2e9d52ae2255c2 579.5 KB
1cdb3dce5174cbc12dc7b14809181848 8f4ec0248da24d834a97a86cbd3d9e1a005c9a01 474 KB
ec0a7fb35a11eef77c76781e122baf0c bb59de319075f73ea92ae1e03ccceaabc89b2518 579.5 KB
949bc05cef66bcd68eb23f08eb4c2dff b3af3c83b5b1d0f382ee469ac96e8ecbc3a21be5 335 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows Vista Ultimate 21.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.14%
Windows 8 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.14%
Windows Server 2008 Standard 7.14%
Windows Vista™ Home Premium 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 37.50% of Paint.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 40.00%
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
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