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Program info

Estimated safety rating


hwdeviceservice.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers too many of the "probable danger" criteria described in this document. It is yet unknown if hwdeviceservice.exe is a virus or a legit program which doesn't harm your computer. We advise you to be careful with this application.

Executable file path


Normally, this application is stored in C:\ProgramData\DatacardService\HWDeviceService.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is e956c0614367d4106a4411f151d494a5.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the entire power of current computer chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description


The description extracted from the file is DCSHOST.

File version

 2, 0, 0, 42

File version extracted from the file 2, 0, 0, 42.


 Copyright (C) 2008

Copyright notice Copyright (C) 2008.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


The digital certificate is missing from this program. The publisher did not sign it. This is probably bad.

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.