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What is portabledeviceapi.dll?

Part of Windows Portable Device API Components by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Portable Devices (WPD) enables computers to communicate with attached media and storage devices. WPD provides a flexible, robust way for computers to communicate with music players, storage devices, mobile phones, cameras, and many other types of connected devices.
Description of portabledeviceapi.dll from Microsoft
Applications that are built on WPD can explore a device, send and receive content, and even control the device, for example, take a picture or send a text message. The system is designed to be flexible so that many types of devices can be explored, and extensible so that driver developers can define custom properties and commands for custom devices.
(portabledeviceapi.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does portabledeviceapi.dll run?

Process - portabledeviceapi.dll is an instance of a running program.

How does portabledeviceapi.dll start?

Scheduled task - portabledeviceapi.dll is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\WPD\SqmUpload_S-1-5-21-1208875103-574188489-3175630153-1000'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Windows Portable Device API Components is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the portabledeviceapi.dll process running.Of the 0.3% of portabledeviceapi.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module portabledeviceapi.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
 0.00001865% CPU1.6%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: portabledeviceapi.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Portable Device API Components
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 740.5 KB
Original file name: PortableDeviceApi.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0000186468%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000186468%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 497
Module memory size: 756 KB

Scheduled task details

Name: SqmUpload_S-1-5-21-2043816425-2926257649-2406469692-1000
Command: \WPD\SqmUpload_S-1-5-21-2043816425-2926257649-2406469692-1000

Image hashes

MD5: e64d9ec8018c55873b40fdee9dbef5b3
SHA-1: 46d02d65210d37de457a6b666f5f2e2e42b8c90c
SHA-256: 2db11e7c631a9887cb75afead2c79ec65f82c51f5f073cefc8cddf664eff29c1

PE image details

File entropy: 6.49951
File packed: No
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