How to remove the dc virus
Most antivirus programs identify dc.exe as malware, for instance Symantec identifies it as DriveCleaner or W32.Imaut.AS, and TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_WINFIXER.CP or WORM_VB.GMM.
The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you know more about this file, please leave a comment or a hint for other users.
Dc.exe file information
Description: The file dc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 144,676 bytes and 4 more variants.
The program is not visible. Dc.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify dc.exe related errors
If dc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 118,784 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). dc.exe is able to monitor applications.
If dc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 1,293,312 bytes.
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file.
dc.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If you have any problems with dc.exe, you may want to uninstall the associated program
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Dialer Control" can run at start up. Dialer-Control. Detects and protects from premium rate p0rn diallers
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, 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.
James (further information)
Security Task Manager shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.
MalwareBytes detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, malware and tracking threats from your hard disk. Ideal supplement to Security Task Manager.
SpeedUpMyPC scans, cleans, repairs and optimizes your computer.
grooveauditservice.exe kies.exe midaddrv.dll dc.exe secpol.exe lmouflt2.sys schedulesync.exe webinterception.dll runprofiler.exe kbdsock.dll htv.006 [all]