What is dcmsvc.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 dcmsvc.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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Dcmsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dcmsvc
Dcmsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as dcmsvc 1.0 or DCM Client Service belongs to software dcmsvc or Desktop Control Client by Warner Bros. Entertainment ( or Omniquad.

Description: Dcmsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dcmsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 30,440 bytes (97% of all occurrences) or 888,832 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The dcmsvc.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The dcmsvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using dcmsvc.exe, you can also uninstall dcmsvc or Desktop Control Client from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

c:\Program Files\dcmsvc\dcmsvc.exe
Das ist der Download Manager von Warner Bros. für die Digital Copy die man runterladen kann wenn man einen Key bei Neukauf einer BlueRay hat.
  Dennis   (further information)
Antivir Security Suite zeigte mir bei der Signatur von dcmsvc.exe das Warner Brothers Symbol, was auf den Warner Brothers digital copy manager zurückzuführen sein kann. Diesen habe ich installiert
  Stefan Mickel  

Summary: Average user rating of dcmsvc.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks dcmsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving dcmsvc issues

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

To help you analyze the dcmsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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