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What is dhsclient.exe?

Part of Digital Home Support by Virgin Media

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How does dhsclient.exe run?

Process - dhsclient.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. dhsclient.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does dhsclient.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - dhsclient.exe is registered with the run identifier 'DHSClient.exe' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\Digital Home Support\DHSClient.exe" /AUTORUN' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the dhsclient.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of dhsclient.exe users, 34.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dhsclient.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00593% CPU59282.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.8 MB RAM31.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          24 context switches/sec24.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\virgin media\digital home support\dhsclient.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)
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File details

File name: dhsclient.exe
Publisher: Virgin Media (verified)
Name: Digital Home Support
Version: 2.1.27.52509
Size: 1.94 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: 0.0134263485%
Privileged CPU: 0.0074980666%
User CPU: 0.00592828186057%
Privileged CPU time: 5265.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,579,053,277
Context switches /sec: 24
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 112.64 MB
Peak committed memory: 119.67 MB
Paged memory: 6.8 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.09 MB
Paged system memory: 132.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.76 KB
Working set memory: 8.27 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.47 MB
Min working set memory: 7.67 MB
Private memory: 6.8 MB
Page faults: 7,518
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 173
Total read transfer: 41.75 KB
Total write operations: 1,894
Total write transfer: 190.59 KB
Total other operations: 67,808
Total other transfer: 2.44 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 6
Resources
Handle count average: 408
Thread count average: 36
Thread resource averages
mswsock.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\Digital Home Support\DHSClient.exe" /AUTORUN

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: DHSClient.exe
Command: "C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\Digital Home Support\DHSClient.exe" /AUTORUN

Image hashes

MD5: 51a5255ad4b1478c3c43b4e606b1b5ec
SHA-1: c4563e2ffa2462b6fc024a3fcabd911f68739bb3
SHA-256: 9c8702d9a3a7db04a66e48248c0b47578a435427b96179a3c6f9c536eff6252c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
bsutil.dll
comdlg32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
imagehlp.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
mpr.dll
ole32.dll
rpcrt4.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winspool.drv
wintrust.dll
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