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What is hd-service.exe?

Part of BlueStacks by BlueStack Systems

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How does hd-service.exe run?

Service - hd-service.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'BstHdAndroidSvc' (BlueStacks Android Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. BlueStacks Android 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 0.0% of all Boost users have the hd-service.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of hd-service.exe users, 34.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hd-service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00121% CPU12076.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.54 MB RAM58.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bluestacks\hd-service.exe

Are there other versions of BlueStacks?

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 BlueStacks.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: hd-service.exe
Publisher: BlueStack Systems, Inc. (verified)
Name: BlueStacks
Description: BlueStacks Service
Size: 396.77 KB
Original file name: HD-Service.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/2/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0033841119%
Privileged CPU: 0.0021764484%
User CPU: 0.00120766345422%
Privileged CPU time: 5984.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,816,933,749
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 116.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 124.63 MB
Paged memory: 12.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 14.68 MB
Paged system memory: 168.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.18 KB
Working set memory: 2.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.65 MB
Min working set memory: 1.42 MB
Private memory: 12.54 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 67,147
Total read transfer: 262.08 MB
Total write operations: 213
Total write transfer: 253.13 KB
Total other operations: 572,693
Total other transfer: 4.94 MB
Handle count average: 239
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Child Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Service.exe" BstHdAndroidSvc Android

Service details

Name: BlueStacks Android Service
Service name: BstHdAndroidSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 9b2dd1dcd3b73c70f92eef2f3f97d10c
SHA-1: 998c65612d46344d7ced366e9553ab867df6b287

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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