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What is hsdservice.exe?

Part of Digital Home Support by Virgin Media

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How does hsdservice.exe run?

Service - hsdservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'HsdService' (HsdService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. HsdService 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the hsdservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of hsdservice.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hsdservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00105% CPU10502.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.38 MB RAM6.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          12 context switches/sec12.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\virgin media\digital home support\hsdservice.exe

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 Digital Home Support.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: hsdservice.exe
Publisher: Virgin Media (verified)
Name: Digital Home Support
Size: 1.34 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Radialpoint
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/6/2010
Expiration date: 11/7/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0020994845%
Privileged CPU: 0.0010492383%
User CPU: 0.00105024622766%
Privileged CPU time: 23.43 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 171,068,050
Context switches /sec: 12
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 38.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 43.27 MB
Paged memory: 1.38 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.46 MB
Paged system memory: 67.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.64 KB
Working set memory: 2.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.13 MB
Min working set memory: 2.64 MB
Private memory: 1.38 MB
Page faults: 1,524
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 12
Total read transfer: 4.25 KB
Total write operations: 25
Total write transfer: 4.76 KB
Total other operations: 3,690
Total other transfer: 41.63 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 95
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\Digital Home Support\HsdService.exe"

Service details

Name: HsdService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: eac76a9283e8b2192351e5c0b3820624
SHA-1: 376dcdc1fcd13b2de51f079f4e80e8a5641532ca
SHA-256: 0d9c18899e32826b629edc3fe8c54491e56ad6dbf13ff05ae821abd01235278f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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