Most antivirus programs identify dl.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Downloader, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.AHXG.
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Description: Dl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file dl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 28,672 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 46,130 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The dl.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If dl.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 163,840 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file.
Important: You should check the dl.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dl. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 dl.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.