What does the DiscStreamHub.exe file do?
The DiscStreamHub.exe process is also known as DISCover Stream Hub or, as the case may be, DSH and is a part of DISCover or, as the case may be, HP Games. This software is produced by Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (www.digitalinteractive.net). An obsolete or defective version of DiscStreamHub.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DISCover Stream Hub has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DISCover Stream Hub has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DiscStreamHub.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DiscStreamHub.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DiscStreamHub.exe DISCover Stream Hub
DiscStreamHub.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. DiscStreamHub.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (60% of all these files), 45,056 bytes, 75,352 bytes or, as the case may be, 49,152 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The application is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The DiscStreamHub file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. DiscStreamHub.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 65% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves DiscStreamHub.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about DiscStreamHub?
|This appears to be associated with the DISCover PC games site. It came loaded on my Compaq (HP) PC but I haven't used it. There was also a program from the same company called MyFTP on the PC. |
|It is a screen console enabling a user to play online games that are remotely hosted. It is sometimes installed by PC makers. |
|It's a game site, this allows access to try and or buy games online. |
|Designed exclusively for Media Center PCs, DISCover’s My Games gives customers access to a wide range of PC games that they can digitally demo, buy and stream. Customers can view an in-depth game guide with screen shots, box art and descriptions for thousands of top games, and can purchase “boxed” games via top online retailers with the ease of a Media Center Edition remote control. (further information...) |
|it keeps asking for access to the internet |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted DiscStreamHub.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall DISCover or HP Games
To remove DISCover Stream Hub from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate DISCover or HP Games in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if DiscStreamHub.exe (DISCover Stream Hub) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of DISCover Stream Hub. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DISCover Stream Hub or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or DiscStreamHub.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.