What is dcfssvc.exe?

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 dcfssvc.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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Dcfssvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dcfssvc
Dcfssvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Kodak DC Ring (version 3 Conduit (Win32)) belongs to software Kodak DC File System Driver (Win32) by Eastman Kodak Company (

Description: Dcfssvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dcfssvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 159,806 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 126,526 bytes or 153,150 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Dcfssvc.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as dcfssvc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the dcfssvc.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

part of Kodak's EasyShare software
Associated with digital cameras and known to cause problems which disappear if disabled. If this program is unchecked in startup, your camera will not cause your computer to open a pop-up window when you connect it. It is even money if you will be able to read the files off the camera without this
Associated with digital cameras and can cause problems which disappear if disabled. If this program is unchecked in startup, your camera will not cause your computer to open a pop-up window when you connect it. Leave enabled if you can't load pictures from your camera/dock - Kodak's dock is an example

Summary: Average user rating of dcfssvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think dcfssvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving dcfssvc issues

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