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What is HostControlService.exe?

HostControlService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HostControlService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

HostControlService.exe file information

The process known as Host Control Application belongs to software Broadcom USH Host Components or Dell ControlVault Host Components or Broadcom CV Host Component or Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer by Broadcom (www.broadcom.com).

Description: HostControlService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HostControlService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 808,296 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 812,392 bytes, 812,448 bytes, 826,272 bytes or 1,039,776 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hostcontrolservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. HostControlService.exe is a Verisign signed file. HostControlService.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous.
If you have any problems with HostControlService.exe, you can do the following:

  • ask the www.broadcom.com's Customer Service for advice
  • remove the entire program Broadcom USH Host Components or Dell ControlVault Host Components using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify HostControlService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HostControlService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HostControlService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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