What is DesktopContainer.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 DesktopContainer.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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DesktopContainer.exe file information

The process known as DesktopContainer Module belongs to software Outfox.TV or or Desktopify by Outfox Tv Productions Pty or Softomate or International News Network.

Description: DesktopContainer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file DesktopContainer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 320,400 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 326,032 bytes, 539,280 bytes, 319,888 bytes or 1,098,240 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. DesktopContainer.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It hides in the OutfoxTV folder.

Summary: Average user rating of DesktopContainer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving DesktopContainer issues

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