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What is dhagent.exe?

Part of DHAgent

Description of dhagent.exe from the publisher
DriverHound is the only driver updater program that automates driver updates. Using DriverHound you can establish preferences to your liking and the program will download, install, and update your drivers automatically. A computer system is made up of different devices (printer, speakers, mouse, hard drive, monitor, etc.) that are all connected to the central processing unit (CPU). Each of these devices is an entity unto itself that relies on communicating with the CPU to ensure they are following the commands they receive. The driver is the communication mechanism/software that relays the message back and forth between the CPU and the device. If the drivers are outdated they can relay incorrect information to the CPU, which can result in a computer crash.
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How does dhagent.exe run?

Process - dhagent.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does dhagent.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - dhagent.exe is registered with the run identifier 'DHAgent' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\DriverHound\DHAgent.exe' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the dhagent.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of dhagent.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dhagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.09787% CPU978685.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
13.57 MB RAM63.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driverhound\dhagent.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dhagent.exe
Name: DHAgent
Description: DHAgent
Size: 95.07 KB
Original file name: DHAgent.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Xionix
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 11/22/2010
Expiration date: 11/13/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1054805032%
Privileged CPU: 0.0076119951%
User CPU: 0.09786850814648%
Privileged CPU time: 140.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 555,505,162
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 137.23 MB
Peak committed memory: 141.77 MB
Paged memory: 13.57 MB
Peak paged memory: 13.69 MB
Paged system memory: 101.34 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.64 KB
Working set memory: 996 KB
Peak working set memory: 14.64 MB
Min working set memory: 996 KB
Private memory: 13.57 MB
Page faults: 4,417
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 80
Total read transfer: 507.72 KB
Total write operations: 15
Total write transfer: 162.85 KB
Total other operations: 1,939
Total other transfer: 31.4 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
Peak GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 9
Peak USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 254
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DriverHound\DHAgent.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: DHAgent
Command: C:\Program Files\DriverHound\DHAgent.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 735ca21ff67d66d43f4d8e6b719cf53c
SHA-1: 6ed2dbe14b7da1504ed9ae700a89c782c8780805
SHA-256: ab2872bc3c6e8a5bc82bcafaf631f152b7c315f11e0a0762618233d861450309

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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