What is dkab1err.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 dkab1err.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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Dkab1err.exe file information

The process known as Status Messenger or Printer Alert Utility belongs to software Printer Alert Utility by Dell ( or Lexmark International (

Description: Dkab1err.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dkab1err.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 644,456 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 644,160 bytes, 582,976 bytes or 582,896 bytes. 
The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Dkab1err.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. Dkab1err.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dkab1err.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dkab1err.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 dkab1err issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dkab1err. 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 dkab1err.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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