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.
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 10/8/7/XP are 333,312 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 119,296 bytes and 6 more variants.
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 and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If dd.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 81% dangerous. The file size is 7,325 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 7,342 bytes, 7,262 bytes, 103,424 bytes or 7,332 bytes. The software has no file description. The dd.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.
If dd.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 800,704 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The dd.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Dd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
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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.
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 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 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.