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 DataExchangeHost.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.
The process known as Data Exchange Host belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows or Système d'exploitation Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: The original DataExchangeHost.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. DataExchangeHost.exe is located in an undetermined folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes.
DataExchangeHost.exe is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. It is a Microsoft signed file. DataExchangeHost.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DataExchangeHost.exe. Therefore, you should check the DataExchangeHost.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DataExchangeHost. 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 DataExchangeHost.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.