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What is HWDeviceService.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the HWDeviceService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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HWDeviceService.exe file information

The process known as DCSHOST belongs to software HWDeviceService or Utility Common Driver by HUAWEI Technologies Co. (www.huawei.com).

Description: HWDeviceService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HWDeviceService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 264,704 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 271,712 bytes or 270,176 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hwdeviceservice.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. HWDeviceService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with HWDeviceService.exe, you can also uninstall Utility Common Driver software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

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If HWDeviceService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 264,704 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 271,712 bytes or 292,352 bytes. The program has no visible window. HWDeviceService.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. HWDeviceService.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HWDeviceService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HWDeviceService.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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User Comments

I have one huawey device (USB wireless stick attached to my laptop)
  Oldman Larry  
used by reliance data dongle for 3g connection to internet via usb
  rajeevtuteja  
Used & installed by Optus USB 3G WiFi Modem
  G. Swan  
I have a USB 3G device made by Huawei, after uninstalling the software i saw a warning in the Event Log reffering to the .exe file. After restarting the PC, the error dissapeared.
  Ciprian   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of HWDeviceService.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think HWDeviceService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.


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Best practices for resolving HWDeviceService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HWDeviceService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the HWDeviceService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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