What is dleaserv.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 dleaserv.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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Dleaserv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dleaserv
Dleaserv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Service Executable belongs to software dleaCATSCustConnectService by Lexmark International (

Description: Dleaserv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The dleaserv.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,448 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 45,224 bytes or 33,448 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Dleaserv.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a Microsoft signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of dleaserv.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks dleaserv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving dleaserv issues

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