What is dshost.exe and how to fix dshost.exe ?

What is dshost.exe file ?


In some case dshost.exe can harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DSHost.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

Follow steps bellow to try fix the problem with dshost.exe

1. Use cleanmgr

To run the command cleanmgr :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box , followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command cleanmgr and press Enter.

2. Use sfc /scannow

To run the command sfc /scannow :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command sfc /scannow and press Enter.

3. uninstalling programs :

To uninstall unnecessary programs :
Open the Start menu (Press Windows key + X) .
Click the first menu item Programs and Features.
Search unnecessary programs in the list of installed programs, .
Click the software you want to uninstall.

4. using msconfig

To run the command msconfig :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command msconfig and press Enter.

5. Automatic Update

To run the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate:
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate and press Enter.

6. Use resmon command

To run the command resmon :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command resmon and press Enter.

7. use DISM.exe

To run the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.


dshost.exe descriptions


DSHost.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DSHost.exe is located in a subfolder of “C:Program Files (x86)” (primarily C:Program Files (x86)StardockDeskScapes8).;Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 98,928 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 139,176 bytes, 127,328 bytes or 104,752 bytes.;The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file.;Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.;Uninstalling this variant;In case you experience problems using DSHost.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Stardock DeskScapes 8 or DeskScapes) or look for help on the www.stardock.com website.