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What is dphostw.exe?

Part of DigitalPersona Pro for Active Directory by DigitalPersona

What is it?

DigitalPersona Local Host is part of HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite which installs the HP ProtectTools Security Manager and the Credential and Fingerprint Manager for HP ProtectTools as well as Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools.
Description of dphostw.exe from DigitalPersona
For small to medium sized businesses, DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup allows you to manage users through a web browser. Easy to install and to set up, you can even run it on a spare laptop sitting in a corner of the office. Security doesn't have to complicated to be strong – DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup takes the complexity out of IT Security, providing a complete, turn-key solution. DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise leverages Active Directory for security management, so that IT Managers can configure policies using Group Policy Objects.
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How does dphostw.exe run?

Service - dphostw.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'DpHost' (Servicio de autenticación biométrica). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Servicio de autenticación biométrica runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the dphostw.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of dphostw.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dphostw.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU818.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9.69 MB RAM45.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\digitalpersona\bin\dphostw.exe

Are there other versions of DigitalPersona Pro for Active ...?

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 DigitalPersona Pro for Active Directory.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dphostw.exe
Publisher: DigitalPersona, Inc. (verified)
Name: DigitalPersona Pro for Active Directory
Description: DigitalPersona Local Host
Size: 315.06 KB
Original file name: DPHOST.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: DigitalPersona
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001798458%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000979574%
User CPU: 0.00008188830949%
Privileged CPU time: 17628113 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,242,179,665
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 87.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 92.44 MB
Paged memory: 9.69 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.75 MB
Paged system memory: 78.14 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.27 KB
Working set memory: 4.2 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.82 MB
Min working set memory: 3.91 MB
Private memory: 9.69 MB
Page faults: 15,706
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 141
Total read transfer: 48.24 KB
Total write operations: 300
Total write transfer: 24.46 KB
Total other operations: 3,464
Total other transfer: 35.4 KB
Handle count average: 258
Thread count average: 12

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe"

Service details

Name: Servicio de autenticación biométrica
Service name: DpHost
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Permite la autenticación de huella digital al iniciar la sesión de la cuenta.”

Image hashes

MD5: 18ebaf16acc84cfa29335376117a6866
SHA-1: 00d54776584cbda80edeb98ffed836b1bb3c3415

PE image details

File packed: No
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