What is digstream.exe?

The genuine digstream.exe file is a software component of DIGStream Cache Manager by Walt Disney Internet Group.
Digstream.exe is an executable file that runs the DIGStream Cache Manager, a program that checks for new videos from ESPN and Disney servers. If detected, they are automatically downloaded and made available through the Motion interface that is available through the system tray. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Walt Disney Internet Group manages several websites and interactive media owned by The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries. The conglomerate was formed in 1999 following the formation of the Disney Online unit and began investing heavily in online games and video game development. They are headquartered in Glendale, California, United States.

DIGStream stands for Disney Internet Group Streaming Cache Manager

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 digstream.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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Digstream.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with digstream
Digstream.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DIGStream Cache Manager belongs to software DIGStream Cache Manager or Verizon FiOS Media Manager by Walt Disney Internet Group (

Description: Digstream.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file digstream.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\DIGStream\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 282,624 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 278,528 bytes, 188,416 bytes or 237,568 bytes. 
Digstream.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with digstream.exe, you can also uninstall the software Verizon FiOS Media Manager using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as digstream.exe. Therefore, you should check the digstream.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 hijacked my online banking to a phishing site. After AVG antivirus removed it, the hijack disappeared. I only hope this is the end of it.
Was in program files. Made my computer SLOW
Brought Generic Malware.a trojan onto my computer, and I have no idea why (or what it does).
Comodo said malware - Never trust Big Corps
AVG picks it up as ADWARE; Uninstalling ESPNMotion removes it
causes adware trouble and can get past firewalls. found it with AVG ANTIVIRUS. if you find it use an antivirus to destroy it
windows certified
Avast said trojan found, I removed the rest of the folder. Disney- you can't trust after Sony...
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Summary: Average user rating of digstream.exe: based on 34 votes with 9 reviews. 11 users think digstream.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 10 users suspect danger. 6 users think digstream.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade digstream.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving digstream issues

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