What is DCPSysMgr.exe?

The genuine DCPSysMgr.exe file is a software component of Dell ControlPoint System Manager by Dell.
The system management portion of the Dell Control Point software, this application runs in the background and starts with Windows. It allows you to set and modify various parts of the Dell system configuration. It gives you a variety of additional options not typically included with Windows. Founded in 1984, Dell is located in Round Rock, Texas, and produces hundreds of different types of hardware and software for consumers and businesses alike. Worldwide, Dell employs over 100,000 people.

DCPSysMgr stands for Dell Control Point System Manager

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 DCPSysMgr.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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DCPSysMgr.exe file information

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

The process known as DCP System Manager or Dell System Manager belongs to software Dell ControlPoint System Manager or Dell System Manager by Dell (

Description: DCPSysMgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The DCPSysMgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,245,472 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,095,456 bytes or 1,458,032 bytes. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The DCPSysMgr.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. DCPSysMgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Dell provides direct support ( You could remove the entire program Dell System Manager or Dell ControlPoint System using Windows Control Panel.

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


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Best practices for resolving DCPSysMgr issues

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