system.exe Process Information

Process Name: Windows Memory Handler System Process
Author: Microsoft Corp.
System Process:
Yes
Uses network:
No
Hardware related:
No
Background Process:
Yes
Spyware:
Yes
Trojan:
No
Virus:
No
Security risk 0-5:
0

What is system exe?

system is a process which shows up on the tasks on mainly Windows XP, Windows 2003 server and later version of Windows. This is a default system counter and cannot be removed.

The “.exe” file extension stands for Windows executable file. Any program that is executable has the .exe file extension. Find out if system.exe is a virus and sould be removed, how to fix system.exe error, if system exe is CPU intensive and slowing down your Windows PC. Any process has four stages of the lifecycle including start, ready, running, waiting, terminated or exit.

Should You Remove system exe?

If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove system.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. system.exe is a system process. system should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. System processes are processes that are run and managed by the operating system and are important to run the operating system. System processes manage different functionality of the operating system including memory management, hard disk management, network management, display, and so on. So, it is recommended that you do not remove system.exe.

Fix system.exe Error?

There are many reasons why you are seeing system.exe error in your Windows system including:

Malicious software
Malicious software infects the system with malware, keyloggers, spyware, and other malicious actors. They slow down the whole system and also cause .exe errors. This occurs because they modify the registry which is very important in the proper functioning of processes.
Incomplete installation
Another common reason behind system.exe error is an incomplete installation. It can happen because of errors during installation, lack of hard disk space, and crash during install. This also leads to a corrupted registry causing the error.

Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to system.exe error.

The solution to fixing system.exe error include any one of the following

  • Make sure your PC is protected with proper anti-virus software program.
  • Run a registry cleaner to repair and remove the Windows registry that is causing system.exe error.
  • Make sure the system’s device drivers are updated properly.

It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.

Is a system.exe CPU intensive?

Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.

Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources system.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.