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How to remove the dl virus

Most antivirus programs identify dl.exe as malware, for instance Symantec identifies it as Downloader, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.AHXG.
The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you know more about this file, please leave a comment or a hint for other users.

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Dl.exe file information

The process known as dl.exe belongs to software Weather Watcher Downloader or dl_dir by Singer's Creations (www.singerscreations.com) or YD.

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 7/XP are 28,672 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 46,130 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dl.exe.html 
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 also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using dl.exe, you can completely remove Weather Watcher (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify dl.exe related errors

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.


User Comments

Dl.exe a VIRUS!!! I have developed a removal tool to remove the virus ("±¥¶º² ¸¥¼ù²¯².exe) . Visit following link and download the free removal tool. The analysis report is also available. http://it.web44.net/VirusDetails/raidhost.exe_Recover_Report.html You can report the creater of above virus to the mentioned address on the above page. Please report him/her to avoid this kind of abusers. Thank you. Imago Labs (Sri Lanka)
  Kanishka Dilshan   (further information)
Trojan horse undetected by most antivirus programs and which, in our experience, is picked up through the use of KaZaA or through kids downloading supposedly free games from specific websites. When running, this task attempts to connect to a particular IP address and attempts to install additional parasite and insecure software which, luckily, gets picked up by most firewalls.
  Joanna   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of dl.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
2 users suspect danger.

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