What is HWDeviceService64.exe?

The genuine HWDeviceService64.exe file is a software component of FindDevice64 by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd..
Huawei Technologies, a mainland Chinese company involved in providing broadband Internet service and USB modem sticks to nearly one-third of the world, includes this Windows service that starts at Windows bootup in its Virgin Mobile Broadband software installation, (popular in Australia, the USA, and Indonesia), and probably the software from other ISPs also. It can be uninstalled by selecting "Utility Common Driver" or "EMSC" under the Control Panel's "Uninstall a Program" option. This version is for 64-bit Windows. It pops up an Autorun window for the user to interface with DCSHOST digital rights management software when it is encountered on a mobile device attached to or paired with the computer, or on a website. DCSHOST is sometimes used by photo gallery software on smartphones and digital cameras, as well as websites with galleries. Huawei is located in Shenzhen in Guangdong province in mainland China and is reputed to have close ties to China's military, causing some governments to prohibit use of their products for official communications.

HwDeviceService64 stands for Huawei Mobile Device Autorun Service (64-bit)

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. ( or Huawei Technologies Co. (

Description: HWDeviceService64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HWDeviceService64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 346,976 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 339,456 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The HWDeviceService64.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The HWDeviceService64.exe file is a Verisign signed file. HWDeviceService64.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall Utility Common Driver or EMSC from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify HWDeviceService64.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HWDeviceService64.exe. 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.


User Comments

When I disabled it via msconfig my bootime reduced by about 5 seconds

Summary: Average user rating of HWDeviceService64.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks HWDeviceService64.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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