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What is portabledeviceapi.dll?

Part of Windows Portable Device API Components by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) enables computers to communicate with attached media and storage devices. WPD provides a flexible, robust way for computers to communicate with music players, storage devices, mobile phones, cameras, and many other types of connected devices.
Description of portabledeviceapi.dll from Microsoft
Applications that are built on WPD can explore a device, send and receive content, and even control the device, for example, take a picture or send a text message. The system is designed to be flexible so that many types of devices can be explored, and extensible so that driver developers can define custom properties and commands for custom devices.
(portabledeviceapi.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does portabledeviceapi.dll run?

Process - portabledeviceapi.dll is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. portabledeviceapi.dll is executed by the process services.exe (ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does portabledeviceapi.dll start?

Scheduled task - portabledeviceapi.dll is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\WPD\SqmUpload_S-1-5-21-1208875103-574188489-3175630153-1000'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Windows Portable Device API Components is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the portabledeviceapi.dll process running.Of the 0.1% of portabledeviceapi.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: portabledeviceapi.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Portable Device API Components
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 605 KB
Original file name: PortableDeviceApi.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0544373950%
Privileged CPU: 0.0410511503%
User CPU: 0.01338624467265%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe portabledeviceapi.dll,#1

Scheduled task details

Name: SqmUpload_S-1-5-21-2601749536-693622908-1525254714-1000
Command: \WPD\SqmUpload_S-1-5-21-2601749536-693622908-1525254714-1000

Image hashes

MD5: 64f6afd2f4f8d0db5b8770ec59103778
SHA-1: 1cee7cf45240c0b213b8e074f2a702e490a6e65d
SHA-256: a681b1d160bc2e4855b0c907110870d0fc0bb917c89b35c8327679e0dec5e1fb

PE image details

File entropy: 6.49951
File packed: No
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