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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 4.12%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.10%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.21%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.10%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.96%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 13.40%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 42.68%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 18.35%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 2.27%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.72%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 12.27%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.10%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 2.68%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.10%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.31%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.10%
5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080211-1047) 0.10%
5.1.2600.3077 (xpsp_sp2_qfe.070205-0007) 0.10%
5.1.2600.3077 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.070204-2255) 0.10%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.21%

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upnphost.dll

UPnP Device Host by Microsoft

Remove upnphost.dll
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   0546477bde979e33294fe97f6b3de84a
SHA1:   7481335149565672ea58bca5ca358c9f29d3e906
SHA256:   9de7e3f4fdf0a94307c0517dbdd4db057c187e3afdc473bbfeb3aa339e31716b
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is upnphost.dll?

The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) implementation provides an architectural framework for creating self-configuring, self-describing devices and services. Because UPnP supports automatic discovery, devices managed by UPnP require no set up by users or network administrators. UPnP enables a device to dynamically join a network, obtain an IP address, and convey its capabilities upon request.

About upnphost.dll (from Microsoft)

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a distributed, open networking architecture that enhances peer-to-peer network connectivity for personal computers, wireless devices, and other intelligent appliances

DetailsDetails

File name:upnphost.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:UPnP Device Host
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\upnphost.dll
Original name:unpnhost.dll.mui
File version:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
Size:181 KB (185,344 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
.NET CLR:Yes
.NET NGENed:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Hosted services
Runs as a shared service under the Windows svcHost
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
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  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'
  • Shared name is 'upnphost'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.00%
Windows 8.1 11.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.50%
Windows 8 5.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.50%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.99% of UPnP Device Host.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 15.91%
ASUS 14.39%
Acer 12.12%
Toshiba 12.12%
Lenovo 6.82%
Sony 5.30%
GIGABYTE 2.65%
MSI 1.52%
Alienware 0.76%
Samsung 0.76%
Intel 0.76%
Gateway 0.76%
American Megatrends 0.76%
Sahara 0.38%
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