What is Device Association Framework Provider Host and why is it running on the computer?

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Each time you open Task Manager on a Windows 8 or Windows 10 computer, you will see a lot of processes called “Device Association Framework Provider Host” running. What is the “Device Association Framework Provider”? And why this process runs on your Windows computer. Is this a virus? All answers will be in the following article of Network Administrator.

1. What is the Device Association Framework Provider Host?

The Device Association Framework Provider Host is a core Microsoft process and runs under the Local Service account. This process is like a framework to connect and pair both wired and wireless networking on the Windows operating system. Each Process Device Association Framework Provider Host will display each connection to the device on Task Manager.

2. Why is this process consuming much space on the CPU?

When working normally, the Device Association Framework Host Provider will use less system resources. You can see the process uses nearly 0% CPU Usage and less than 10 MB of memory.

If you see the Device Association Framework Provider consumes a lot of system resources, a 70% CPU usage or more memory usage means there are errors on your device, not the device. is by process.

The restriction is that Task Manager does not provide users with solutions to find out device related to Device Association Framework Provider Error. Instead, you’ll have to take some steps to fix the problem.

First update your computer. To do this you get the help of Windows Update.

Once your Windows computer has been updated, open Device Manager and check for any unknown devices that can not be identified. If you can identify the device you can ask Windows to search for the device driver. If Windows can not locate the devices, you can search for drivers of these unknown devices.

3. Can the Device Association Framework Host Provider be disabled?

No matter what you want, you can not disable the Service Association Framework Host Provider service. To temporarily fix the problem, you can temporarily kill the Device Association Framework Host Provider task by right-clicking the Device Association Framework Host Provider on the Task Manager window, and then clicking End Task.

At this point, the Device Association Framework Provider Host will stop working. Your next task is to restart your Windows computer. All process host associations will be reloaded.

4. Is the process a virus?

This process is a component of Windows. It could be a virus that replaces the actual Device Association Framework Host Provider, however this is very unlikely. If you want to be sure you can check out the Device Association Framework Host Provider. In Task Manager, right-click the Device Association Framework Provider Host and select an option called Option File Location.

The file contains the Device Association Framework Provider Host called dasHost.exe. If this file is stored in the WindowsSystem32 folder, you can be assured that this process is not a virus.