Most antivirus programs identify DCIM.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Packed.Win32.PolyCrypt.ae, and Symantec identifies it as W32.Pilleuz.
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Little is known about the DCIM.exe process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.
Description: DCIM.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DCIM.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 648,704 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 684,544 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. File is hidden. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). DCIM.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The application is a hidden stealth process. DCIM.exe is not a Windows core file. DCIM.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous.
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If DCIM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 697,344 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. File is hidden. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The application is a hidden stealth process. DCIM.exe is not a Windows core file. DCIM.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
If DCIM.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 215,081 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. DCIM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: You should check the DCIM.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active DCIM process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the DCIM.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 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.