What is BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.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.

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BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService
BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Dell Security Device and Task Status belongs to software Dell Control Point (version 64) or SO32MMWrapper or DCP32MMWrapper by Broadcom (

Description: BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 34,232 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 15,872 bytes, 24,576 bytes, 15,360 bytes or 25,600 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Dell Control Point or Dell Control Point 64 using Windows Control Panel
  2) search the support area on the Broadcom website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BcmDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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