What is dashost.exe?
dashost.exe is used by the Windows OS to pair hardware devices with your PC. For example, if you need to pair a new mouse or webcam with your PC or notebook dashost.exe does the pairing to make it work. This executable pairs both wireless and wired devices with your PC. It’ll be used if you use a Bluetooth mouse or a wired mouse, and the same thing goes for printers, webcams, etc…
Publisher: Microsoft Windows
dashost.exe stands for Device Association Framework Provider Host.
What does dashost.exe do?
Pairs devices with the Windows OS like Printers and Mice.
Is dashost.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if dashost.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the dashost.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan dashost.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of dashost.exe.
- 4. Analyze dashost.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does dashost.exe access the network?
While investigating dashost.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connected only to local hosts on our network. This executable never seemed to access the Internet at all. For this reason we don’t recommend that you block dashost.exe with GlassWire’s firewall, however if you do so there doesn’t seem to be any issues if you don’t plan to use any of its device pairing features. But who doesn’t sometimes use a mouse or printer?
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