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What is dashost.exe?

Part of Device Association Framework Provider Host by Microsoft

What is it?

Device Association Framework Provider Host enables pairing between the system and wired or wireless devices. This service is new for Windows 8.
(dashost.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does dashost.exe run?

Process - dashost.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the LOCAL SERVICE account within Windows with minimum privileges on the local computer and presents anonymous credentials on the network. dashost.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

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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 dashost.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of dashost.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dashost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU286.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.71 MB RAM26.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\dashost.exe

Are there other versions of Device Association Framework P...?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: dashost.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Device Association Framework Provider Host
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.17031 (winblue_gdr.140221-1952)
Product version: 6.3.9600.17031
Size: 90 KB
Original file name: dasHost.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002613831%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002327231%
User CPU: 0.00002866006523%
Privileged CPU time: 9334.82 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 720,139,515
CPU cycle count /min: 1,333,243
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 66.71 MB
Peak committed memory: 75.55 MB
Paged memory: 5.71 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.38 MB
Paged system memory: 130.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 47.14 KB
Working set memory: 14.86 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.73 MB
Min working set memory: 13.41 MB
Private memory: 5.71 MB
Page faults: 20,350
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 267
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 634.5 KB
Read transfer /min: 38 Bytes
Total write operations: 163
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 720.98 KB
Write transfer /min: 128 Bytes
Total other operations: 38,951
Other operations /min: 5
Total other transfer: 3.21 MB
Other Transfer /min: 489 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 309
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages
ssdpapi.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): Local Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
dashost.exe {940f300e-54f7-4c9a-9c4a0a16c2715378}
dashost.exe {e5c0e11f-8d71-4c91-887e37c9d8e7202f}
dashost.exe {73a257ab-5696-4b1e-ba531a26f75332a9}
dashost.exe {41924ef9-5277-494e-a057204514eab789}
dashost.exe {830bf73e-ed9a-45c8-80dda386939f999c}

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 64887
UDP: LISTENING on port 61109
UDP: LISTENING on port 64236
UDP: LISTENING on port 56273
UDP: LISTENING on port 50073

Image hashes

MD5: 76b7bb05c1bcc11c69162fb7c2ce8901
SHA-1: 6492a38133de3091426f80055638ed5a3636101a

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-2.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-threadpool-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-devices-query-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-eventing-classicprovider-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-eventing-provider-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-sddl-l1-1-0.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
rpcrt4.dll
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