How to remove the dc virus

Most antivirus programs identify dc.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as W32.Imaut.AS, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_VB.GMM.

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Dc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dc
Dc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Patcher Application or OlalaTheWorld appears to belong to software OlalaTheWorld or Patch Build System or DungCoi by Adobe Systems, Copyright ( (version 2005-2007).

Description: Dc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file dc.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 118,784 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Dc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If dc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program has no visible window. Dc.exe is a Verisign signed file. The dc.exe file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file.

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Important: You should check the dc.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

It appears in my system processes and does not stop! Its file is situated in C:/Windows which Does Not Get Deleted!
dc.exe is backdoor Trojan called Troj/Rasdoor-B [sophos]
  James   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of dc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think dc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving dc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active dc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the dc.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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