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What is dd.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 dd.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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Dd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dd
Dd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FUJIFILM MyFinePix Studio (version 4.2, 2.0) belongs to software FUJIFILM MyFinePix Studio or Rossmann Fotoservice or Editeur Foto.com or T-Online or Dialer Detect by IP Labs GmbH (www.iplabs.de) or Lidl Stiftung und Co KG.

Description: Dd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 787,640 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 333,312 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/dd.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no description of the program. Dd.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Dd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you are having problems with dd.exe, you can uninstall the software FUJIFILM MyFinePix Studio or Dialer Detect using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dd.exe. Therefore, you should check the dd.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

There is a "dd.exe" which is part of package Unxutils". It is tool used to copy, convert and format files based on various options.
  Pierre Lafreniere   (further information)
Not a critical component, but see the information above before disabling it. It is highly recommended to Run a Free Performance Scan to automatically optimize memory, CPU and Internet Settings..
   
Fuji MyFinePix Studio camera device detection
  Richard  
Don't know how it got on my system but it was hogging 25% of the CPU time. My version 13,888 kB and )% CPU time when the system is rebooted. The link below suggest running their own diagnostic but I'm wary of 3 party diagnostics. It's called a Dialer Detect, so I don't know if it hacks into the broadband sytem.
  kenny cho   (further information)
It seems to be connected to Fuji cameras
  Anne Ellis  
Fuji Film
  Me  
dd.exe kommt wahrscheinlich vom Photoprogramm der Fa. Lidl. Ich hatte es seit dem letzten runterladen und habe es glücklich gelöscht
  v. Baierl  
I did Uninstall the Fuji software but this file didn't uninstall and says I cannot delete it becuase I don't have permissions. I am the administrator and permissions show I should be able to delete!
  Kriste  

Summary: Average user rating of dd.exe: based on 5 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks dd.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 8 users don't grade dd.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving dd issues

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