What is davsrv.exe?

The genuine davsrv.exe file is a software component of 1&1 Office-Drive Manager by 1&1 Internet.
Davsrv.exe is an executable file that belongs to 1&1 Office-Drive Manager, a file management system that integrates cloud data with local computer storage. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. 1&1 OfficeDrive Manager is a program that lets users combine their 1&1 Online Storage with their computer data and treat cloud and local data as if the two were the same. Files can easily be moved or copied from the hard disk or external storage media to 1&1 Online Storage. 1&1 Internet is an American company that provides web hosting services. The company is a subsidiary of United Internet, a German Internet company. 1&1 Internet was founded in 1988 and has since gone on to become one of the world's largest web hosting companies. 1&1 is currently headquartered in Philadelphia in the United States.

DAvSrv stands for Office-Drive Manager Activation Service

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 davsrv.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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Davsrv.exe file information

The process known as 1&1 Upload-Manager or WEB.DE SmartDrive Manager or 1&1 Office-Drive Manager or GMX Upload-Manager

belongs to software 1&1 Upload-Manager or WEB.DE SmartDrive Manager or 1&1 Office-Drive Manager or GMX Upload-Manager

by 1&1 Internet AG ( or WEB.DE GmbH ( or GMX GmbH ( or 1&1 Mail & Media GmbH.

Description: Davsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Davsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 989,264 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 993,392 bytes and 4 more variants. 
Davsrv.exe is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The davsrv.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Davsrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can search for help on the company's website or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > 1&1 Upload-Manager or 1&1 Office-Drive Manager).

Recommended: Identify davsrv.exe related errors

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

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