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What is dphostw.exe?

Part of HP ProtectTools Security Manager 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
HP ProtectTools Security Manager is now available on a wide array of Business Notebooks and select Business Desktops and Workstations. Built on open standards and HP intellectual property, HP ProtectTools Security Manager can be configured to prevent unauthorized access using Smart Cards, TPM Embedded security chips, USB tokens and other security technologies. HP ProtectTools Security Manager is completely customizable, which gives business customers the flexibility to choose the level of security that best meets their needs. The optional integrated Smart Card Reader on select notebook families provides simple deployment and management of this solution.
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How does dphostw.exe run?

Service - dphostw.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'DpHost' (Служба проверки подлинности).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the dphostw.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of dphostw.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dphostw.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00074% CPU7407.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
175.71 MB RAM816.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     9 context switches/sec9.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp protecttools security manager\bin\dphostw.exe

Are there other versions of HP ProtectTools Security Manag...?

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 HP ProtectTools Security Manager.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dphostw.exe
Publisher: DigitalPersona, Inc. (verified)
Name: HP ProtectTools Security Manager
Description: DigitalPersona Local Host
Product version: 6.0.999.1512
Size: 474.83 KB
Original file name: DPHOST.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: DigitalPersona
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0013377216%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005969570%
User CPU: 0.00074076461557%
Privileged CPU time: 5772037 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,946,853,722
Context switches /sec: 9
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 734.94 MB
Peak committed memory: 744.03 MB
Paged memory: 175.71 MB
Peak paged memory: 301.86 MB
Paged system memory: 338.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 64.64 KB
Working set memory: 151.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 313.66 MB
Min working set memory: 150.39 MB
Private memory: 175.71 MB
Page faults: 146,316
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5,337
Total read transfer: 103.25 MB
Total write operations: 563
Total write transfer: 59.58 KB
Total other operations: 4,765
Total other transfer: 4.11 MB
Handle count average: 511
Thread count average: 18

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\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\DpHostW.exe"

Service details

Name: Служба проверки подлинности
Service name: DpHost
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Предоставляет услуги проверки подлинности пользователя.”

Image hashes

MD5: 0b9134a45e88dcf0657382f277242f62
SHA-1: 10cb9e6892a04b5b4ec5ac82f8a4851864911026
SHA-256: 3ac5a8705d53bd9d1325e7e0e8ac2b3044264b521c855bfab5949e4aea2e4dbc

PE image details

File packed: No
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