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What is DCService.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 DCService.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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DCService.exe file information

The process known as DCSHOST or DCService Application belongs to software Utility Common Driver or Entriq Download Control Service by Entriq (irdeto.com) or HUAWEI Technologies Co. (www.huawei.com).

Description: DCService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DCService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 229,376 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 225,280 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/dcservice.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. DCService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Utility Common Driver or FOXTEL Download Player.

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If DCService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 229,376 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 249,856 bytes and 4 more variants. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. DCService.exe is able to monitor applications.
It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ EMSC.

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

DCService is bundled with Reliance Netconnect
  Raghu GS   (further information)
DCService.exe can be found using Optus Mobile Broadband Modems with a DataCard slot. It stands for DataCard Service and can be located in "C:\ProgramData\DatacardService"
  Shannon Downes (lordshaz)  
Related to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Data card Service.
  Saffroel   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of DCService.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think DCService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving DCService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DCService. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 DCService.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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