What is DCSUserProt.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 DCSUserProt.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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DCSUserProt.exe file information

The process known as DiamondCS ProcessGuard Service belongs to software DiamondCS Usermode Aspect by DiamondCS (

Description: DCSUserProt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DCSUserProt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 31,744 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 69,632 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The DCSUserProt.exe file is not a Windows system file. DCSUserProt.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall DiamondCS ProcessGuard, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on DiamondCS ProcessGuard in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify DCSUserProt.exe related errors

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

Complementary tool to anti-Spy. Protects processes from external influence.
  argon   (further information)
used by Proccess guard
This is used by Process Guard, which is an extremely GOOD tool. Do not remove. It asks for confirmation to run any new processes that wish to start automatically or not, and has a free user trial (not a time-limit, just some disabled features). See the link.
  Richard Dunbar   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of DCSUserProt.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think DCSUserProt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving DCSUserProt issues

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