"Performance Counter DLL Host - perfhost.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Performance Counter DLL Host" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Performance Counter DLL Host" service related to perfhost.exe?

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A

"Performance Counter DLL Host" is a Windows 8 service that Enables remote users and 64-bit processes to query performance counters provided by 32-bit DLLs. If this service is stopped, only local users and 32-bit processes will be able to query performance counters provided by 32-bit DLLs. "Performance Counter DLL Host" service is provided by perfhost.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Performance Counter DLL Host" service:

Service name: PerfHost
Display name: Performance Counter DLL Host
Execution command: C:\Windows\SysWow64\perfhost.exe
Dependencies: {RPCSS}

"Performance Counter DLL Host" service is provided by a program called: perfhost.exe:

Name: perfhost.exe
Location: C:\Windows\SysWow64\perfhost.exe
Description: x86 Performance Counter Host
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 20992 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:20:52 AM UTC

Disabling "Performance Counter DLL Host" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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