What is OdHost.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 OdHost.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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OdHost.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with OdHost
OdHost.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Odyssey COM Host belongs to software Gigaset USB Adapter (version 108) by unknown.

Description: OdHost.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. OdHost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—usually C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SpeedBooster\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,641 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 24,576 bytes, 24,649 bytes or 24,662 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to completely remove Gigaset USB Adapter 108 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify OdHost.exe related errors

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

all i know is that when i removed it on my win 2000 windows stopped letting me log on for very long wven when i cna log on it kicks me off soon after i have found nowere that i can replace it either
My computer with Xp started running really slow after I installed the linksys wireless card. In reviewing the processes running I found ODhost taking up over half the memory after killing it my wireless still works fine. However it keeps coming back randomly
ODHOST.exe is a bona fide device driver for many brands of wireless adapters. However, there are viruses that hijack this file by adding virus code into the file. Some Virus scanners will disable even norrmal, un-modified ODHOST.exe files. Theres no simple answer. It can be a valid file. It can also be an infected file.
  Mike C  
had a customer who had this error while launching the Linksys Utility
required for the flux capacitor
It seems to hog the cpu and there is no need for it. The wireless card works just fine with it shut down.
essential file for Linksys Wireless G Adapter. If you kill it, you kill your wireless router access
Needed for W-LAn Siemens Gigaset SE551
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of OdHost.exe: based on 30 votes with 9 reviews. 19 users think OdHost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think OdHost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade OdHost.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving OdHost issues

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