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What is dphost.exe?

Part of DPHOST Module by DigitalPersona

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How does dphost.exe run?

Service - dphost.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'DpHost' (User Authentication Manager). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. User Authentication Manager 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the dphost.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of dphost.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dphost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU324.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.25 MB RAM15.1%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\digitalpersona\bin\dphost.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 DPHOST Module.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: dphost.exe
Name: DPHOST Module
Description: DPHOST Module
Size: 232 KB
Original file name: DPHOST.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002131289%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001807314%
User CPU: 0.00003239744246%
Privileged CPU time: 178125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 51.65 MB
Paged memory: 3.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.93 MB
Paged system memory: 72.89 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.35 KB
Working set memory: 6.4 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.99 MB
Min working set memory: 4.4 MB
Private memory: 3.25 MB
Page faults: 6,474
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,164
Total read transfer: 6.52 MB
Total write operations: 457
Total write transfer: 68.75 KB
Total other operations: 17,635
Total other transfer: 542.63 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 183
Thread count average: 8

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHost.exe"

Service details

Name: User Authentication Manager
Service name: DpHost
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 3e5c5bc3bbd39a264d200f3b75dc459a
SHA-1: 7b2bbe1690c4a6b6aaa7515cf3fcf2a9bf64bda7
SHA-256: 14a766f8e3b097a5e59f349405ca4b9a31d5fdfd71515cc373481ebf19cc5949

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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