What is HWDeviceService64.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 HWDeviceService64.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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HWDeviceService64.exe file information

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

Description: HWDeviceService64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HWDeviceService64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 339,456 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 346,976 bytes or 344,928 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The HWDeviceService64.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software has no file description. HWDeviceService64.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.
You could uninstall Utility Common Driver or EMSC from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HWDeviceService64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HWDeviceService64.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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Best practices for resolving HWDeviceService64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HWDeviceService64. 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 HWDeviceService64.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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