Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.73%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.10%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 2.59%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.24%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.05%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.77%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.77%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.48%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.02%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 8.02%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 3.46%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.24%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.91%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.10%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.10%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.05%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.10%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 5.76%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 40.54%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 18.59%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.60%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.05%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.05%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.05%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.19%
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vds.exe

Virtual Disk Service by Microsoft

Remove vds.exe
Version:   6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
MD5:   893312f9bee9c66feee6561e059a7ce9
SHA1:   52dac7e6dd1ec9c6cbe7c81c01f3f42a62af83c6
SHA256:   3402f53f3991bdcb0d6789987fec6b8cb5126d680d570a92229a687ac5660ccc
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is vds.exe?

The Virtual Disk Service (VDS) manages a wide range of storage configurations, from single-disk desktops to external storage arrays. The service exposes an application programming interface (API).

About vds.exe (from Microsoft)

Virtual Disk Service is a Microsoft Windows service that performs query and configuration operations at the request of end users, scripts, and applications. The service extends the existing storage ca

DetailsDetails

File name:vds.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Virtual Disk Service
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe
Original name:vds.exe.mui
File version:6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version:6.2.9200.16384
Size:567.5 KB (581,120 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.407367
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'vds' (Disque virtuel)
  • 'vds'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.25% of Virtual Disk Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 23.66%
Hewlett-Packard 19.47%
ASUS 14.50%
Toshiba 12.98%
Acer 11.07%
Sony 3.82%
Lenovo 3.82%
Samsung 2.67%
GIGABYTE 2.29%
MSI 1.53%
Alienware 0.76%
Medion 0.76%
Intel 0.76%
Gateway 0.76%
NEC 0.76%
Sahara 0.38%
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