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What is hostcontrolservice.exe?

Part of Broadcom CV Host Component 1.0 by Broadcom

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How does hostcontrolservice.exe run?

Service - hostcontrolservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Credential Vault Host Control Service' (Credential Vault Host Control Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Credential Vault Host Control 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the hostcontrolservice.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hostcontrolservice.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hostcontrolservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU150.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.39 MB RAM11.1%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\broadcom corporation\broadcom ush host components\cv\bin\hostcontrolservice.exe

Are there other versions of Broadcom CV Host Component 1.0?

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 Broadcom CV Host Component 1.0.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)

About Broadcom Corporation

Broadcom Corporation engages in the design, development, and supply of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications equipment manufacturers. The company More...
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File details

File name: hostcontrolservice.exe
Publisher: Broadcom Corporation (verified)
Name: Broadcom CV Host Component 1.0
Description: Host Control Application
Version: 1.6.323.28
Size: 793.35 KB
Original file name: HostControlServer.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/26/2006
Expiration date: 4/21/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000374102%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000223490%
User CPU: 0.00001506125805%
Privileged CPU time: 46.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 99,389,608
CPU cycle count /min: 60,042
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.65 MB
Peak committed memory: 34.9 MB
Paged memory: 2.39 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.42 MB
Paged system memory: 63.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.38 KB
Working set memory: 3.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.57 MB
Min working set memory: 3.2 MB
Private memory: 2.39 MB
Page faults: 972
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 888 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 172 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 167
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 808 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 54
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

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\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostControlService.exe"

Service details

Name: Credential Vault Host Control Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Host Control Service for Fingerprint Processing”

Image hashes

MD5: e5e7a3bea7033479d205ca5048fe4fe8
SHA-1: 7956bd4dd2416f63029cf5906dbb0813abdfa833
SHA-256: 89380cd88101cb0b954675c7f97c9907185a9412df0f8a1cba9580acfd692d76

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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