What is DgiVecp?

The genuine DgiVecp.sys file is a software component of Team MFP by DeviceGuys.
DgiVecp.sys is a system driver that belongs to Team MFP, a software developed by DeviceGuys. Drivers enable hardware components to communicate with software without additional programming from the software developer. This file is not a critical Windows file and can be removed if known to create problems. DeviceGuys is as American company that develops device drivers and application software especially focused on printers, digital imaging hardware and other such devices. DeviceGuys played a large role in the design of the host-based software which operates the MFC1000 chipset. DeviceGuys is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA.

DGIVECP stands for DeviceGuys, Inc. Virtual ECP driver

DgiVecp.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if DgiVecp.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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DgiVecp.sys file information

The process known as Windows (version NT 4.0 IEEE-1284 parallel class driver for ECP, Byte, and Nibble modes, 2k,XP IEEE-1284 parallel class driver for ECP, Byte, and Nibble modes) or DgiVecp belongs to software DeviceGuys, Inc. Team MFP for Windows NT (version 9x, and) or Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. VECP for Windows (version 2000, XP) by DeviceGuys ( or Samsung Electronics Co. (

Description: DgiVecp.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DgiVecp.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 41,984 bytes (77% of all occurrences), 40,448 bytes, 38,400 bytes or 41,472 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify DgiVecp.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as DgiVecp.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the DgiVecp.sys 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 is related to my Xerox WorkCentre XL50cx Printer. Appears to control the USB interface.
  Mark Campidonica  
Dgivecp can OBVIOUSLY be a malware. It crashed this system and keeps replacing itself in the registry as a service. I can't figure out how this is happening but I did trick it. You cannot even see the service in Services applet in control panel but you can change the startup registry entry to a 0 from a 2. This prevents the service from starting and also fools the reloader into thinking that it doesn't need to do anything. Wish I had a registry tracker here that worked good enough to find the name of the reloader.
Found this file recently after winXP install
  Michael Burk  
Driver for parallel port ? This driver starts up in backround on my system. Related to system turnoff / BSOD on my system? Uninstalling the driver seemd to be the solution in my case. (system seems to be stable now)
Appears to be malware of some kind. Continuously causes system to reboot - especially when running Adaware. Cannot find it in \system32 folder to manually remove.
  Sandy Johnson  
It is a service for my Logitech webcam
  Ivar H  
Used with ML-1710 printer FILENAME DGIVECP.SYS /FILENAME PRODUCTNAME Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. VECP for Windows 2000, XP /PRODUCTNAME
DgiVecp.sys (or DgivEcp.sys) is a part of Xerox printer software. I got it with Phaser 6110. It causes error in the vent log, stating that the service cannot be started because windows can not find the device specified. So I changed it's "start" value in registry (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DgiVecp) to 3 (manual).
From My Samsung CLX-3160 AIO
  Tom B  
It is a buggy driver used by samsung printers
Contained in Samsung laser printers drivers
  Homer Simpson  
Samsung printer driver
Printer service related to both Xerox and Samsung
Came up as "error" only after upgrade W98 to W2k. Found among my Samsung ML-1430 laserprinter files. "Error" occuring from LEGACY system devices (in registry) --which W2K "rewrote" (among many other devices) LEGACY_DGIVECP (likely from formerly simply DGIVECP). Other than error in event log, no adverse effects noted. Haven't yet attempted printing from CMD mode LPT1 to see if W2K handing in some way, or whether that DgiVecp needed at "legacy" level
  Russell Warwzyniakowski  
appeared on my newly installed firewall requesting block/access permission. Believe it has to do with my Samsung ML2010 printer as the file is inside the Samsung folder and another copy in the windows/system32 folder
Problem found on Win2k3 server after reboot, "At least one service could not blablabla...". Some driver file for Samsung printer ML-2855 needed on WIN64/WINNT/VISTA/VISTA64. Found in 'Setup.dat' in the install folder. Together with SSPORT.sys. I run in this error after installing print driver on printserver. Samsung seems to be to stupid for service installation. These hints for Samsung etc were very helpful. Thanks. I used a shotgun for the registry and the world is happy again.
this is samsung printer error.regedit.exe-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-System-curent control set-services-SSPORT-pick start and change value on 1.
to be used with my samsung ML-2510 laser printer. I get message that it fails to start because it can't find a driver. I haven't gone looking for one though.
  Lori Harmon  
its part of my Samsung printer installation and produces an error if the computer starts when the printer is not switched on
  Howard Walker  
It showed up when I ran Hewlett Packard System Check Utility as a "device" that was malfunctionin. It did not show up when I scanned for spyware. A search through the system hardware did not show it listed. I have no opinion as to it's validity or value.
  Judy Roe  
Does Not Load under Windows 7 HP - Event Error, Seems to be linked to my Samsung 2851printer
it comes with most samsung printers and those made by samsung (eg: xerox), SSPORT errors can often be found with this one as well.
Samsung CLP-310 printer
DgiVecp is the "DeviceGuys, Inc. Virtual ECP driver. Based on the hardware other users have listed, it's obviously used with a variety of devices, such as printers, scanners, and webcams. It seems they use the driver to create a virtual parallel port through which they can do various I/O tasks. While it's obvious it doesn't always work seemlessly (using generic I/O with all sorts of different hardware RARELY works seemlessly!) it is NOT malware!
  G. Karas  
related to Pci Parallel card
Driver for Samsung printer (eg CLP-310) on 64bits OS. If you don't have Win64, you don't need it and the call may be ignored by editing the registry
Showed up after Samsung printer ML-2525W install
Seems to be a buggy part of SW for Samsungs CLX3175 - MFP MultiFunctionPrinter
Same here ML 1210
Installed with Samsung CLP-310
Log message regarding the service not starting. I have 2 network printers, a Samsung and a Xerox, and both have stopped working. his seems to have stared after a Windows 7 update on 23 Feb 2011. Xe
probably for the samsung laser printer and error may happen when the printer is not on when the computer starts.
Showed up after connected Samsung cell phone for pic upload. Is a pain in the a-- and I'm having trouble getting rid of it
Part of software bundle for Samsung CLX-3175 color laser printer
  Don Adams  

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Summary: Average user rating of DgiVecp.sys: based on 35 votes with 34 user comments. 14 users think DgiVecp.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 8 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think DgiVecp.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade DgiVecp.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving DgiVecp issues

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