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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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Parent process
Related files

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:   6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
MD5:   cd88d1b7776dc17a119049742ec07eb4
SHA1:   0b6f2be7401a4f9b15570ea8441382fde9e5dbef
SHA256:   6b68b9edb8c6bcb2644f1f004d5743e928509d12107d996f390a24a72e0aa528
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:6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Product version:6.0.6001.18000
Size:376.5 KB (385,536 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:0.00105919%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00054419%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00051500%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:585,977 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:7,073,687/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:11.59 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):10.93 MB
Private (minimum):7 MB
Non-paged memory:11.59 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:63.37 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):63.87 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:9.22 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):12.05 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:25,431/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:7.65 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:12/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:11.08 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:368/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:5
12
Handles:119
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)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
RPCRT4.dll
Total CPU:1.02204927%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.92314127%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.09890799%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:21,896,216/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:21/sec
79/sec
Memory:780 KB
1.16 MB
vdsbas.dll
Total CPU:0.02786764%
Kernel CPU:0.02508921%
User CPU:0.00277843%
CPU cycles:601,097/sec
Context switches:3/sec
Memory:160 KB
vdsutil.dll
Total CPU:0.00156981%
Kernel CPU:0.00109748%
User CPU:0.00047233%
CPU cycles:47,528/sec
Context switches:3/sec
Memory:140 KB
vds.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00006682%
Kernel CPU:0.00003341%
User CPU:0.00003341%
CPU cycles:1,142/sec
Memory:384 KB
ADVAPI32.dll
Total CPU:0.00005987%
Kernel CPU:0.00005987%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:1,060/sec
Memory:792 KB

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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