What is dispdrv.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 dispdrv.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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Dispdrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dispdrv
Dispdrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Favorit by unknown.

Description: Dispdrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file dispdrv.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,448 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 379,486 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Favorit using Windows Control Panel.

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If dispdrv.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 24,239 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 379,486 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Dispdrv.exe is not a Windows system file. dispdrv.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name dispdrv.exe, for example Trojan.ADH (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_SPNR.03CI11 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the dispdrv.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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Best practices for resolving dispdrv issues

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