"UPnP Device Host - upnphost.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "UPnP Device Host" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "UPnP Device Host" service related to upnphost.dll?

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A

"UPnP Device Host" is a Windows 7 service that "Allows UPnP devices to be hosted on this computer. If this service is stopped, any hosted UPnP devices will stop functioning and no additional hosted devices can be added. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "UPnP Device Host" service is provided by upnphost.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "UPnP Device Host" service:

Service name: upnphost
Display name: UPnP Device Host
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   HTTP
   SSDP Discovery

"UPnP Device Host" service is provided by a DLL file called: upnphost.dll:

Name: upnphost.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\upnphost.dll
Description: UPnP Device Host
File version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 260 KB (266,752 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:16:17 PM

Disabling "UPnP Device Host" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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