What is DavCData.exe?

The genuine DavCData.exe file is a software component of Internet Information Services by Microsoft.
A vital portion of the Internet Information Services of the NT series of Windows, this process needs to be running in the background for IIS to function properly. IIS is an early generation web server for Windows NT, and this process is responsible for the hypertext transfer protocol common data implementation. Founded in 1975, Microsoft's flagship product is the Windows operating system, which is installed on over 90% of workstations worldwide.

DAVCData stands for HTTP-DAV Common Data

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 DavCData.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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DavCData.exe file information

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

The process known as HTTP-DAV common data belongs to software Internet Information Services by Microsoft (

Description: The original DavCData.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. DavCData.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32—mostly C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 42,496 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify DavCData.exe related errors

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

its an essential part of windows
required to run IIS 5.1 for windows xp pro
setup IIS
DavCData.exe, whatever it it , is most certainly NOT essential for a running XP installation. We have 23 PCs running various builds of XP and ONLY ONE has this mysterious file running. Our advice: Remover everything that you don't require, and don't pay too much attention to internet "experts"
  Merlin   (further information)
setup IIS
DavCData.exe is associated with IIS.
  Ivan Klush  
required to set up IIS
a file which supports iis services

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DavCData.exe: based on 17 votes with 8 user comments. 8 users think DavCData.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks DavCData.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving DavCData issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DavCData. 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 DavCData.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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