6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 5.81%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.16%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 15.12%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 15.12%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 62.79%



Sticky Notes by Microsoft

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


stikynot.exe has 5 known versions, the most recent one is 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623). stikynot.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 386.8 KB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0004% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 5.98 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 12.9 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 355 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is stikynot.exe?

Sticky Notes is an application included in Windows 7 and allows users to take notes using Post-it note-like windows on their desktop.

About stikynot.exe (from Microsoft)

Already as necessary as pencils and paper clips, Sticky Notes just got more useful. In Windows, you can format a note’s text, change its color with a click, and speedily resize, collapse, and flip thr


File name:stikynot.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Sticky Notes
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\stikynot.exe
Original name:StikyNot.exe.mui


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of stikynot.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'RESTART_STICKY_NOTES' → C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe
User start menu folder
Shortcut pointer placed in '%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu'
  • Shortcut to 'stikynot.exe'

VersionsAll file variations of stikynot.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
f6b3d572e06e880375f4ae782de97d90 9d00ca6bac5317034030933c51991e6b4df0949a 447 KB
c9a713edc936e7988ea358bdc403c5a4 1ec2ce4c15107146ad437225562180c9a7283b44 327.5 KB
fc41befcd3ab244b6931b118c6fac6e2 9381fa01296cf01c7cb33c9eca7a2ebe835d1c71 396 KB
2f0eaaf91fc7a5c70d1f4be9b18a1cf5 5e22785f09082ea4f8d63a80df3e99711cc5873b 346 KB
b22cb67919ebad88b0e8bb9cda446010 423a794d26d96d9f812d76d75fa89bffdc07d468 417.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.78%
Windows 7 Professional 19.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.78%
Windows 8 Pro 1.39%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 61.11% of Sticky Notes.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 23.44%
Dell 21.88%
ASUS 18.75%
Hewlett-Packard 17.19%
Lenovo 6.25%
Apple 6.25%
Toshiba 3.13%
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