"dasHost.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "dasHost.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "dasHost.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "dasHost.exe" process?

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A

"dasHost.exe" process represents "Device Association Framework Provider Host" program.

"dasHost.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   dasHost

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "dasHost.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
dasHost.exe               1,004 K   Device Association Framework Provider Host

Additional information about "dasHost.exe" process:

Command line:
   dashost.exe {484dc5f1-7441-46b5-a8f57f5659637c6a}

Programe file information:
   Name: dasHost.exe
   Location: C:\Windows\system32\dashost.exe
   Description: Device Association Framework Provider Host
   Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
   Size: 68096 bytes
   Last modified: 7/25/2012 11:08:21 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKCU\Control Panel\International

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\system32\CRYPTBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\bcryptPrimitives.dll
C:\Windows\system32\dafupnp.dll

"dasHost.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "dasHost.exe" process.

 

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