What is Daphne.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 Daphne.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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Daphne.exe file information

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

The process known as Daphne belongs to software Daphne or Daphne (32 bits) by Leandro H. Fern ¢ndez.

Description: Daphne.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Daphne.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 753,664 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 813,568 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. Daphne.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. Daphne.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Daphne.exe come up, you can also do the following:
  • search the support area on the COM website
  • uninstall the software Daphne or Daphne_x64 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify Daphne.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Daphne.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Daphne.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.


User Comments

Eines der besten Prozesstools für Windows
  H.Hepting   (further information)
A task/process manager utility, remains resident when closed! Safe to terminate.
  White Hawk  

Summary: Average user rating of Daphne.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Daphne issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Daphne. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Daphne.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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