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What is sohds.exe?

Part of Sony Home Network Library by Sony

What is it?

VAIO Device Searcher for the Sony Home Network Library is part of the VAIO Entertainment framework, software that enables the delivery and viewing of content (music, photos, videos and TV) among devices connected to a home network. The software is pre-installed with most VAIO PCs.
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How does sohds.exe run?

Service - sohds.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SOHDs' (VAIO Media plus Device Searcher).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the sohds.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of sohds.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sohds.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00017% CPU1654.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.28 MB RAM33.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\sony shared\sohlib\sohds.exe

Are there other versions of Sony Home Network Library?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Sony Home Network Library.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: sohds.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: Sony Home Network Library
Description: VAIO Device Searcher
Size: 66.36 KB
Original file name: SOHDs.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Expiration date: 1/4/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003935788%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002281423%
User CPU: 0.00016543651455%
Privileged CPU time: 1716011 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2,752 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,627,758,810
CPU cycle count /min: 4,276,783
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 84.94 MB
Peak committed memory: 91.19 MB
Paged memory: 7.28 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.39 MB
Paged system memory: 109.4 KB
Non-paged system memory: 26.99 KB
Working set memory: 26.25 MB
Peak working set memory: 26.41 MB
Min working set memory: 12.79 MB
Private memory: 7.28 MB
Page faults: 6,991
Page faults /min: 11
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 52
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1006 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 7,353
Other operations /min: 12
Total other transfer: 174.46 KB
Other Transfer /min: 286 Bytes
Handle count average: 319
Thread count average: 21

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SOHDs.exe"

Service details

Name: VAIO Media plus Device Searcher
Service name: SOHDs
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1900

Image hashes

MD5: f47d75cee1844eef4a9ea6ee768828fb
SHA-1: 04326e803e817f007d331e8c8954ee4ae479505d
SHA-256: 242550eb5879476dd2cfc0e38faf3c6d0263fea7504bd73ed3b004e274d7cdf6

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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