How to Remove the DasHost.exe Virus from PC? – (Guide)

You all know how to operate a computer and which file is more important and which is not. Similarly, there is a file in your computer which is a .exe file meaning an executable file named dasHost.exe.

This file is located in your program file’s folder as we will further on disclose its location to you but for now, let us study what this file actually does to your computer.

It is a hypothesis of some people that this file works like a virus in the computer and some say that it works to protect the operating system from other viruses. 

If you have seen the file format of this dasHost.exe so you can determine various things like this file is an executable file and many executable files can harm your computer in some cases.

With that said, in this article, you can learn about the file and decide whether the file is a virus for your operating system or whether the file belongs to the operating system.

What Is DasHost.exe?


dasHost.exe is an executable file which is a part of Microsoft Windows operating system and is developed by Microsoft Corporation. dasHost.exe is used for running the Device Association Framework Provider Host.

That is used for connecting wired and wireless devices as well as pairing the wired and wireless devices with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The file is essential to the Windows operating system and should not or can not be renamed until there is some problem caused in the file. 

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Device Association Framework Provider Host is an essential windows file and is also a core process to the Windows operating system which is a framework which is used for connecting and pairing the wired and wireless devices to the operating system to provide hosting.

The Windows Task Manager is assigned the duty to show all the connected devices and whether something gets wrong or there is some kind of condition going on with the operating system such as high disk usage or lacking the system.

but still, this service should run at any cost if this service found disabled then it can terminate a lot of connections of devices that are connected with the system. 

The company Microsoft Corporation was found in 1975 and from then the company has contributed great things in the age of technology and still doing it so the technology of the world can be more and more advance.

As the company is best known for its Windows operating system, Internet Explorer which is the first browser of the 21st century, XBOX video games consoles and Microsoft surface tablet lineup.


The company was awarded as the world’s biggest and the largest software making company in 2016 as they invented the first video calling application from which people can do long-distance video calls through the internet, the software name was Skyp Technologies and was $8.5 billion worth in 2011.

The second software that they acquired in 2016 was the first job offering software that was started with a website in which people can create their job profiles and the companies can pick their best candidate from the profiles. 

Dashost.exe abbreviation is Device Association Host

Some people think that these types of files can harm your system if you think like that or if you have a different opinion regarding this file please share it with the world through our site so we and others have another point of view about this file as well.

You can write your opinion in our comment section which is under our conclusion heading.

DasHost.exe File Information

DasHost.exe File Information

Before we go further I would like you to that the file is also called Device Association Framework Provider Host which belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating system and was developed by Microsoft Corporation.

This file is originally a part of the Windows operating system but often causes some trouble as other files do.

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The file original location where it is located is in C:\ Windows\ System 32 but be careful because if the file is not in its original location then it can be troublesome for you as well as for your system.

The size of this file on all the Windows operating system is 69632 bytes. As the file is original Microsoft Corporation file and is not visible to everyone plus the file is trustworthy therefore the technical rate of danger is 3% only. 

As you know the dashost.exe is an original Windows operating system file. But sometimes a malware or trojan can come with the same file name to avoid detection on your system. For this, you should scan your device with your antivirus or some trustworthy Microsoft antivirus to feel secure.


If the file is located is instead of the original location that is in C:\ Program files then the technical rating of danger should be increased to 96%. And if the file is located in a user profile folder still the technical rating will be increased to 96%. 

Best Practices for Resolving DasHost.exe Issues

DasHost.exe Issues

The best practices for resolving Device Association Host issues can be various. If you keep cleaning your computer daily that will avoid all your issues that this file will create.

The cleaning of a computer means running an anti-virus malware scan every day so if there any viruses they can be detected and removed.

You should clean your drive every day by the help of Clean Manager (cleanmgr), with the help of Scan Now (sfc/scannow) and by uninstalling the programs that you no longer use. 

You can check which programs auto start by using Microsoft Configurations (MSConfig) and should update your operating system daily by enabling Windows Automatic Update. Always make sure to back up your data so it can be saved if something gets wrong.

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After keeping a check on all these things something gets wrong even then and a serious problem occurs you should check the last thing you did means the last thing that you installed on your computer or to check where the problem started by checking the last thing you were doing.

The resmon command can help you identify the problem that is causing you this much trouble.

If a problem occurs instead of reinstalling the whole operating system you are advised to repair the installation or if you have Windows 8 or a bigger version of Windows you are advised to execute DISM.exe/online/clean-image/Restorehealth command.

This command will allow repairing the operating system without losing any data of yours. If you wanna analyze the dasHost.exe there are only to ways to do so.

First, Security Task Manager, it will show you all the running processes and programs including the hidden programs that are anonymously working into the system such as the keyboard, browser monitoring and autostart entries.


The Security task Manager will tell you the security risk rating of every program because every program has a unique security rating that will help you identify which is malware, spyware or a Trojan.

Second, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, it will instantly detect and removes all the types of viruses from your hardware such as sleepy spyware, adware, malware, Trojans, keyloggers and trackers. 


We hope that you have learnt all the things that you came to learn regarding this device. In the beginning, we have asked you a question regarding this file so if you are ready to give your opinion on this file then feel free to comment we will appreciate your comment.

If you have any queries regarding this article comment in the comment section and we will love to answer your questions. We will try to answer your question as soon as possible. 

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