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What is ashookdevice.exe?

Part of DeviceHandle by ASUSTeK Computer

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How does ashookdevice.exe run?

Service - ashookdevice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Device Handle Service' (Device Handle Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Device Handle Service 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the ashookdevice.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of ashookdevice.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ashookdevice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00108% CPU10789.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.52 MB RAM7.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
96 context switches/sec96.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of DeviceHandle?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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: ashookdevice.exe
Publisher: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (verified)
Name: DeviceHandle
Description: Device Handle
Version: 1, 1, 2, 1
Product version:
Size: 192 KB
Original file name: HookService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/2/2009
Expiration date: 8/3/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0043878436%
Privileged CPU: 0.0033088656%
User CPU: 0.00107897792735%
Privileged CPU time: 46.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,821,521,578
CPU cycle count /min: 156,812,882
Context switches /sec: 96
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 48.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 51.07 MB
Paged memory: 1.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.62 MB
Paged system memory: 82.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.32 KB
Working set memory: 4.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.92 MB
Min working set memory: 4.84 MB
Private memory: 1.52 MB
Page faults: 1,383
Page faults /min: 119
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 22
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 27.19 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.34 KB
Total other operations: 318
Other operations /min: 27
Total other transfer: 950 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 82 Bytes
Handle count average: 83
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Device Handle Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 4b7c99c585a7be24be410389071d9f14
SHA-1: a775f914d286c4421032f4d14cfe1a4fd670759a
SHA-256: 524b5edc483305b7b98d64ecaabadea8fc952a09748300464bf4d59cbeb3283f

PE image details

File packed: No
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