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 DFSSvc.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.
The process known as Windows NT Distributed File System Service or Dell.DFS.Agent.WinService belongs to software Dell Foundation Services or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Dell (www.dell.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: DFSSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DFSSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,888 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 119,656 bytes.
The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The DFSSvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If DFSSvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 164,864 bytes. The program is not visible. It is a Microsoft signed file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is a Windows core system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DFSSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DFSSvc.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 DFSSvc. 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 DFSSvc.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.