What is Delay.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 Delay.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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Delay.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Delay
Delay.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as USB PC Camera belongs to software iolo technologies' System or Bison Inc. Pcam or Lenovo Smile Dock or iolo technologies' System Mechanic (version 6) by Bison ( or Digital Delivery Networks (

Description: Delay.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Delay.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 96,256 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes or 9,728 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Delay.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with Delay.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > iolo technologies' System or BisonCam).

Recommended: Identify Delay.exe related errors

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

This is a Virus Found it with AVG, delay.exe is a Trojan.MOP It was in my Mozilla Firefox folder
Started up my Vaio and got a message asking if C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\DDNI\OASIS\DELAY.EXE could have my permission to connect to the internet for whatever reason. I didn't recognize it so I chose no, and AVG then popped up telling me to quarantine the file because it was malware.
Did a scan with avast and it popped up as malware, high urgency. Immediatly put it in quarantine.
I just bought a brand new laptop. Installed Avast and ran a full system scan two days later (now). Found this guy for me, moved to chest. I haven't even done anything on the computer yet.
I suspected malware being active on my computer, and my virusscanner just found the file DELAY.EXE and recognized it as malware. I have removed entirely now, and it seems it is not needed for my windows 8 system.

Summary: Average user rating of Delay.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. One user suspects danger. 4 users think Delay.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Delay issues

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