What is DCSHost.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 DCSHost.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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DCSHost.exe file information

The process known as DCSHOST belongs to software DCSHOST by unknown.

Description: DCSHost.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DCSHost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 110,592 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. DCSHost.exe is not a Windows core file. DCSHost.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

I put in a new speed stick, okay but Windows informed me that DCSHOST was not working
i have it on my pc attached to a huwei usb broadband toggle but it is creating many virtual hd on my system and i have a process explorer 'dump which indicates it is trying to install copy create directories etc

2 users don't grade DCSHost.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving DCSHost issues

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