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What is WUDFHost.exe?

Part of Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) is a set of Microsoft tools that aid in the creation of device drivers for Windows. The User-Mode Driver Framework, for writing certain classes of driver that can run in user-mode.
Description of wudfhost.exe from Microsoft
WDF implements the fundamental features of a Windows driver and enables you to focus on the specific details of your hardware or filter. WDF defines a single driver model that you can use to create object-oriented, event-driven drivers for either kernel mode or user mode.
(wudfhost.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wudfhost.exe run?

Process - WUDFHost.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. WUDFHost.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 0.5% of all Boost users have the wudfhost.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of wudfhost.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is WUDFHost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU350.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.05 MB RAM14.1%
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\wudfhost.exe

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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 Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: WUDFHost.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 282.5 KB
Original file name: WUDFHost.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000749147%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000398425%
User CPU: 0.00003507222348%
Privileged CPU time: 223.96 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 132,275,809
CPU cycle count /min: 2,139,137
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 63.56 MB
Peak committed memory: 286.03 MB
Paged memory: 3.05 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.31 MB
Paged system memory: 130.03 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.27 KB
Working set memory: 8.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.09 MB
Min working set memory: 8.2 MB
Private memory: 3.05 MB
Page faults: 6,429
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 148
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.8 MB
Read transfer /min: 434 Bytes
Total write operations: 142
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.11 MB
Write transfer /min: 266 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,087
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 3.1 MB
Other Transfer /min: 775 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 345
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages
msvcr80.dll
wpdfs.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): Local Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe" -HostGUIC:{193a1820-d9ac-4997-8c55-be817523f6aa} -IoEventPortNamC:HostProcess-e84b7247-5ac2-44ec-8fff-7880bc6eae99 -SystemEventPortNamC:HostProcess-b78aff06-fcb8-49e7-b0fe-d9f9410dd09f -IoCancelEventPortNamC:HostProcess-c1ec2e2a-4ec0-4425-a2b8-f44187f14a44 -NonStateChangingEventPortNamC:HostProcess-17166da3-8650-4aa3-94e3-bc66560618bc -ServiceSIC:S-1-5-80-2652678385-582572993-1835434367-1344795993-749280709 -LifetimeIC:82ba4e14-cd31-4109-997e-7f41753b8b13 -Devi
"C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe" -HostGUIC:{193a1820-d9ac-4997-8c55-be817523f6aa} -IoEventPortNamC:HostProcess-a3094726-56e6-4e69-9dfc-35a639b83750 -SystemEventPortNamC:HostProcess-264a60b0-7688-404d-947e-3d024f10b9e0 -IoCancelEventPortNamC:HostProcess-f7131056-174a-47cd-8003-19c6be63c342 -NonStateChangingEventPortNamC:HostProcess-de8ea4d8-e70b-4d53-93df-538c45cb1b21 -ServiceSIC:S-1-5-80-2652678385-582572993-1835434367-1344795993-749280709 -LifetimeIC:1707a19f-89b9-4781-9cc5-49fbb9223d86 -Devi
"C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe" -HostGUIC:{193a1820-d9ac-4997-8c55-be817523f6aa} -IoEventPortNamC:HostProcess-499bd905-8ff7-4d5b-9d16-c52966736028 -SystemEventPortNamC:HostProcess-fee0bbc7-3bae-4f35-8489-86881de2dcaf -IoCancelEventPortNamC:HostProcess-4bb4c9c6-5115-4d25-9a41-80b69ef159ac -NonStateChangingEventPortNamC:HostProcess-fe0a25b3-0d86-4357-bea9-d43ae7b568a6 -ServiceSIC:S-1-5-80-2652678385-582572993-1835434367-1344795993-749280709 -LifetimeIC:9cb504a1-fb9a-4e47-a8bd-0f3939fd3b21 -Devi

Image hashes

MD5: c213a16e1673e9c9c124048d755df029
SHA-1: 51084f03751690ae1131e4e4235fa4d326f2ed6c

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.85629
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-1.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-io-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-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-rtlsupport-l1-2-0.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-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
devobj.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
rpcrt4.dll
user32.dll
wudfplatform.dll
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