Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.75%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.10%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 2.62%
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) 0.78%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.78%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.49%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.04%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 8.11%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 3.50%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.24%
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) 5.83%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 40.99%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 18.80%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.64%
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%
6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) 6.85%
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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
SetServiceStatus, CloseServiceHandle, OpenServiceW, OpenSCManagerW, FreeSid, SetServiceObjectSecurity, AddAccessAllowedAce, GetLengthSid, IsValidSid, MakeAbsoluteSD, QueryServiceObjectSecurity, ChangeServiceConfig2W, CreateServiceW, DeleteService, ControlService, RegCloseKey, RegSetValueExW, RegOpenKeyW, GetSecurityDescriptorLength, MakeSelfRelativeSD, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, RegQueryValueExW, RegEnumKeyExW, InitiateSystemShutdownExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegDeleteValueW
api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
OutputDebugStringW
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
GetLastError, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetLastError
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
DefineDosDeviceW, DeleteVolumeMountPointW, GetVolumePathNameW, FindFirstVolumeW, FindNextVolumeW, FindVolumeClose, GetDriveTypeW, CreateFileW, SetFilePointerEx, WriteFile, QueryDosDeviceW, RemoveDirectoryW
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
CloseHandle
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
HeapFree, HeapSetInformation, HeapAlloc, GetProcessHeap
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
InterlockedCompareExchange, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedExchange, InterlockedIncrement
api-ms-win-core-io-l1-1-0.dll
DeviceIoControl
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
GetModuleFileNameW, GetProcAddress, GetModuleHandleW, FreeLibrary, LoadLibraryExA, GetModuleHandleA
api-ms-win-core-localregistry-l1-1-0.dll
RegCreateKeyExW, RegCloseKey, RegSetValueExW, RegDeleteValueW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
api-ms-win-core-misc-l1-1-0.dll
lstrlenW, lstrcmpiW, LocalFree, FormatMessageW, Sleep
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
GetCommandLineW
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
SetThreadToken, OpenProcessToken, GetCurrentThreadId, OpenThreadToken, ResumeThread, GetStartupInfoW, GetCurrentProcessId, CreateThread, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcess
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
QueryPerformanceCounter
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
WideCharToMultiByte
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
WaitForSingleObject, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, SetEvent, CreateEventW, ReleaseSemaphore
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
GetTickCount, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
DuplicateTokenEx, FreeSid, AddAccessAllowedAce, GetLengthSid, IsValidSid, MakeAbsoluteSD, GetSecurityDescriptorLength, MakeSelfRelativeSD, AdjustTokenPrivileges
api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, SetServiceStatus
api-ms-win-service-management-l1-1-0.dll
CloseServiceHandle, OpenSCManagerW, OpenServiceW, DeleteService, CreateServiceW
api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
QueryServiceObjectSecurity, SetServiceObjectSecurity, ChangeServiceConfig2W
api-ms-win-service-winsvc-l1-1-0.dll
RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, ControlService
clusapi.dll
GetNodeClusterState
kernel32.dll
FindNextVolumeMountPointW, VirtualAlloc, FindVolumeMountPointClose, CreateSemaphoreW, GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPointW, FindFirstVolumeMountPointW, LoadLibraryW, GetVolumePathNamesForVolumeNameW, SetVolumeMountPointW, WaitForMultipleObjects, DelayLoadFailureHook, GetSystemDirectoryW, ReadFile, VirtualFree, GetFileAttributesW, GetCurrentThread, GetCurrentThreadId, GetModuleFileNameW, OutputDebugStringW, GetCommandLineW, HeapSetInformation, DeviceIoControl, CreateFileW, WaitForSingleObject, GetProcAddress, ReleaseSemaphore, LocalFree, FormatMessageW, InterlockedDecrement, lstrlenW, FreeLibrary, Sleep, QueryDosDeviceW, FindVolumeClose, FindNextVolumeW, RemoveDirectoryW, FindFirstVolumeW, GetLastError, CreateThread, CreateEventW, lstrcmpiW, DeleteVolumeMountPointW, DefineDosDeviceW, GetVolumePathNameW, SetFilePointerEx, WriteFile, ResumeThread, SetLastError, HeapAlloc, WideCharToMultiByte, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetStartupInfoW, InterlockedCompareExchange, SetEvent, CloseHandle, InterlockedIncrement, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, InterlockedExchange, HeapFree, GetProcessHeap, GetModuleHandleW
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
netapi32.dll
NetShareAdd
ntdll.dll
RtlInitializeResource, RtlDeleteResource, RtlReleaseResource, RtlAcquireResourceShared, RtlAcquireResourceExclusive, RtlConvertSharedToExclusive, RtlConvertExclusiveToShared, RtlAdjustPrivilege, NtQueryVolumeInformationFile, RtlCompareMemory
ole32.dll
CoInitializeEx, CoInitializeSecurity, CLSIDFromString, CoTaskMemAlloc, CoRevertToSelf, CoImpersonateClient, StringFromGUID2, CoCreateInstance, CoCreateGuid, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemFree
osuninst.dll
IsUninstallImageValid
setupapi.dll
SetupDiEnumDeviceInterfaces, CM_Get_Parent, CM_Reenumerate_DevNode_Ex, SetupDiEnumDeviceInfo, CM_Get_DevNode_Status, SetupDiGetCustomDevicePropertyW, SetupDiCallClassInstaller, SetupDiGetClassDevsW, SetupDiDestroyDeviceInfoList, CM_Query_And_Remove_SubTreeW, SetupDiGetDeviceInterfaceDetailW
shlwapi.dll
SHDeleteKeyW
user32.dll
RegisterDeviceNotificationW, PeekMessageW, UnregisterDeviceNotification, GetMessageW, DefWindowProcW, CharNextW, PostThreadMessageW, LoadStringW, MessageBoxW, DispatchMessageW
vdsutil.dll

vds.exe

Virtual Disk Service by Microsoft

Remove vds.exe
Version:   6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
MD5:   90b20b2bb41f7fcecae3dca02770434f
SHA1:   ea2d4129737aa6530a5f5966e92648cb5819d56d
SHA256:   560657fa13ecd82dd9915900737d12f9c9231b5a5f173a7180e24adda6145843
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:6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
Product version:6.2.8400.0
Size:569 KB (582,656 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.407367
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

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

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00478908%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00478908%
0.013761%
Kernel CPU time:31 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:6,840/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:11/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.7 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):6.2 MB
Private (minimum):6.18 MB
Non-paged memory:1.7 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:37.64 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):38.58 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:6.18 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.2 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,702/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O other transfer:191 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:3/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:14
12
Handles:171
600

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:32-bit
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:vds
Display name:Disque virtuel
Description:“Fournit des services de gestion des disques, des volumes, des systèmes de fichiers et des groupes de stockage.”
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

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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