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What is smsvchost.exe?

Part of Microsoft® .NET Framework by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides a new TCP-based network protocol (net.tcp://) for high-performance communication. WCF also introduces a new system component, the Net.TCP Port Sharing Service that enables net.tcp ports to be shared across multiple user processes.
Description of smsvchost.exe from Microsoft
Self-hosted services that use the Net.TCP transport can control several advanced settings, such as ListenBacklog and MaxPendingAccepts, which govern the behavior of the underlying TCP socket used for network communication. However, these settings for each socket only apply at the binding level if the transport binding has disabled port sharing, which is enabled by default. In general, care should be taken when modifying the contents of the SMSvcHost.exe.config file, because any configuration set
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How does smsvchost.exe run?

Service - smsvchost.exe runs as a background Windows Service under the service name NetTcpPortSharing.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the smsvchost.exe service running.Of the 0.2% of smsvchost.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.0\windows communication foundation\smsvchost.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft® .NET Framework?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: smsvchost.exe
Name: Microsoft® .NET Framework
Description: SMSvcHost.exe
Version: 3.0.4506.641 (winfxred.004506-0641)
Product version: 3.0.4506.641
Size: 120 KB
Original file name: SMSvcHost.exe

Hosted services

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service (NetTcpPortSharing)

Image hashes

MD5: 92cf4d0c6d5f204c88ac6a05ea14133e
SHA-1: c3f796b8deb52760601cf10e03ed6754b84bfb6b

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File entropy: 5.30620
File packed: No
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