What is DisplayLinkUI.exe?

The genuine DisplayLinkUI.exe file is a software component of DisplayLink Core Software by DisplayLink.
A multiple display option for Windows, this application runs in the background and monitors for multiple display commands. It allows you to extend your desktop across multiple monitors. This enables you to have several documents and files open at a time without having to minimize your windows. An international corporation, DisplayLink has offices all over the world.

DisplayLinkUI stands for DisplayLinkUserInterface

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 DisplayLinkUI.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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DisplayLinkUI.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DisplayLinkUI
DisplayLinkUI.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DisplayLinkUI Sys-Tray Application belongs to software DisplayLink Core Software or SONY VGP-UPR1 Utility by DisplayLink (

Description: DisplayLinkUI.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The DisplayLinkUI.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,472 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 1,146,728 bytes and 16 more variants. 
The DisplayLinkUI.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. DisplayLinkUI.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. DisplayLinkUI.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with DisplayLinkUI.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramDisplayLink Core Software or SONY VGP-UPR1 Utility, search the support area on the Displaylink website or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DisplayLinkUI.exe. Therefore, you should check the DisplayLinkUI.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

The program is acting in a suspicious manner. Runs up to 25% of full-band CPU power when computer is on idle no users are present, and NO other displays are attached. In short, the displaylinkui.exe software is acting like malware, parsing through the hard disk's information, but only when the computer is in an idle state with no users present to see what its doing.
  Don't install This !  

Summary: Average user rating of DisplayLinkUI.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving DisplayLinkUI issues

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