"Shell Hardware Detection - shsvcs.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Shell Hardware Detection" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Shell Hardware Detection" service related to shsvcs.dll?

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A

"Shell Hardware Detection" is a Windows 7 service that "Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events." "Shell Hardware Detection" service is provided by shsvcs.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Shell Hardware Detection" service:

Service name: ShellHWDetection
Display name: Shell Hardware Detection
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Shell Hardware Detection" service is provided by a DLL file called: shsvcs.dll:

Name: shsvcs.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\shsvcs.dll
Description: Windows Shell Services Dll
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 320 KB (328,192 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:21:19 AM

Disabling "Shell Hardware Detection" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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