What is DCPPaid.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 DCPPaid.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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DCPPaid.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DCPPaid
DCPPaid.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process DCPPaid.exe has no identifications of its developer.

Description: DCPPaid.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DCPPaid.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 724,992 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 1,597,440 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). DCPPaid.exe is not a Windows system file. DCPPaid.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Driver for Drive Crypt Security
I am it's programmer. It is ONLY to check DCPP licence, and is uninstalled with Drivecrypt PlusPack. It is NOT spyware.
  SecurStar shaun   (further information)
Part of Drive Crypt. It should be for the nag screen that reminder you to pay the software
SecurStar shaun (sic) is retarded. I downloaded the demo, uninstalled it and DCPPaid.exe now nogs me to buy DCP! It is not unistalled with the software (I did weeks ago). shaun (sic), if you are it's programmer you should be ashamed of yourself. How old are you - 12?
Drive Crypt Security looks like malware. I installed trial version. But after that, I can not uninstall it in any methodes
it is malware, because it can not be unstalled
Dcppaid.exe belongs to Securstar DriveCrypt Plus Pack. It's licensing process for plus pack. If not paid for license, it will not be there. You cannot delete this file except uninstalling. To get rid of this, you must de-active online license online before uninstall. They don't digital license their product because is a security product to protect their source code. It won't harm system. If you already uninstall DriveCrypt Plus Pack, can safely delete. Can't delete? Contact Securstar for remove tools.
  Joe   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DCPPaid.exe: based on 16 votes with 7 user comments. 9 users think DCPPaid.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. 3 users think DCPPaid.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade DCPPaid.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving DCPPaid issues

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