What is the "dashost.exe" ?

Our database contains 37 different files for filename dashost.exe . This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Device Association Framework Provider Host. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 5 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process dashost.exe.

On this page, you can find detailed information about the file itself, download information, its demographics distribution, security rating given by users, antivirus reports from AV applications, user's reviews and comments for the file and much more, which can help you to decide if the file can be safe or threat for your computer.

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dashost.exe is part of Device Association Service. This service is part of Windows 8 operating system and enables pairing between the system and wired or wireless service. Some users are experiencing high CPU usage of the dashost.exe process. This issues could be fixed by repairing of hardware drivers via Device Manager.

dashost.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "dashost.exe"

Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Device Association Framework Provider Host
Version:
6.2.9200.16384
MD5:
b278b76ff26be911dd369724612f2d03
SHA1:
08ae55cb8d137e3f1a88b0345d4e59c912876161
SHA256:
515f606ae0ea88b0ce971377d5067424181e81a7b08b9686db53454fac07b354
Size:
68096
Directory:
C:\Windows\System32
Operating System:
Windows 8
Discovered:
August 7, 2012
Occurence:
High oc2

Is the Process "dashost.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
100% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Latest new variant of the file with name "dashost.exe" was discovered 7 days ago. Our database contains 27 variants of the file "dashost.exe" with final rating Safe and zero variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "dashost.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

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User Reviews of the "dashost.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "dashost.exe"

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\dasHost.exe (Variant: 2678939)

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    This file is pretty new, appearing in Windows 8 (since Beta versions), so no more specific info is available now. Confirmation can be found here : http://windowxin.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=windowfin&wr_id=42949&page=75 - anyway the file is a legitimate part of Windows 8, and in this MD5 variant is virus-free.

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\dashost.exe (Variant: 10123986)

    MikeOne photo

    This file is pretty new, appearing in Windows 8 (since Beta versions), so no more specific info is available now. Confirmation can be found here : http://windowxin.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=windowfin&wr_id=42949&page=75 - anyway the file is a legitimate part of Windows 8, and in this MD5 variant is virus-free.

  • SAFErating from user Charcoal for file C:\Windows\System32\dasHost.exe (Variant: 2678939)

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    This is a process that automatically checks your e-mail inbox and displays a notification if you get a new e-mail. Works only on Windows 8, and only if you have set-up your Mail app.

  • SAFErating from user Jen for file C:\Windows\System32\dasHost.exe (Variant: 2678939)

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    It seems to suck u 90% of my CPU and my computer is slooooowwwwww!!!