How to remove the dhcpcl virus
Most antivirus programs identify dhcpcl.exe as malware, such as Symantec identifies it as Backdoor.Usirf, and McAfee identifies it as ServU-Daemon or potentially unwanted program ServU-Daemon.
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Dhcpcl.exe file information
Description: dhcpcl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 769,536 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,628,184 bytes and 4 more variants.
The program is not visible. File dhcpcl.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. There is no information about the author of the file. dhcpcl.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.
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If dhcpcl.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 769,536 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,001,933 bytes or 7,016,199 bytes. File dhcpcl.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Dhcpcl.exe is not a Windows system file. Program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. dhcpcl.exe is able to hide itself, record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If dhcpcl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 590,848 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 791,552 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. dhcpcl.exe is able to hide itself.
If dhcpcl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 1,001,933 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dhcpcl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dhcpcl.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.
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