What is DLD.exe?

The genuine DLD.exe file is a software component of Download Direct by SenBit.
DLD.exe is an executable file that runs Download Direct, a download accelerator built for the Windows platform. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Download Direct is a program that accelerates download speeds by using multiple mirrors or alternate servers with less online traffic. The program lets users manage all downloads through one main screen. The program can be set up to automatically run at system startup, check the clipboard for copied URLs, and enable browser integration. Multiple downloads can be assigned priority to enable important files to download first. Senbit was an Australian software company that chiefly developed and distributed Download Direct. The company is now defunct. It had headquarters in Robina Town Center, Australia.

DlD stands for Download Direct

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 DLD.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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DLD.exe file information

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

The process known as Download acceleration and management solution belongs to software Download Direct by SenBit (

Description: DLD.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DLD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,343,488 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The DLD.exe file is not a Windows core file. DLD.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Download Direct come up, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify DLD.exe related errors

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

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