What is dmr_72.exe?

The genuine dmr_72.exe file is a software component of Trojan DownSpon.
Trojan worms can remotely execute programs and run commands, use a keylogger to track keyboard entries, send data across networks and spread copies of itself. Dmr_72.exe is usually installed through other malware or is downloaded unknowingly by users when surfing malicious sites. This trojan creates the following folders: %User Temp%\DMR %User Profile%\CHIP Secured Installer\ %User Profile%\Chip Digital GmbH\CHIP Secured Installer %User Profile%\Application Data\Chip Digital GmbH Trojans are known to steal user passwords and personal data by allowing hackers access to the computer. If you find yourself a victim of identity theft, please follow these steps: Inform your bank or financial institution that you are a victim of identity theft so that they may monitor your accounts or change and/or change your account numbers. Change all stolen passwords only from a clean computer. Changing passwords from the same infected computer may not be an effective solution as the new password will likely be stolen again. Use a dedicated anti-virus or anti-malware software to scan and clean the infected computer.

DMR_72 stands for DMR_72 (Trojan DownSpon)

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 dmr_72.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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Dmr_72.exe file information

The process known as DMR or CHIP Secured Installer appears to belong to software CHIP Secured Installer by Chip Digital GmbH.

Description: Dmr_72.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dmr_72.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 531,464 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 382,240 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Dmr_72.exe is a file with no information about its developer. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If dmr_72.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 520,200 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 382,240 bytes and 4 more variants. The dmr_72.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name dmr_72.exe, for example Generic PUA JC (PUA) (detected by Sophos), and Artemis!3C6BC1B7A85F (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the dmr_72.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

This appeared in my local temp files after installing EASUS todo backup tools. It was identified as a threat by Kaspersky AV. This may have been a false positive but I removed both EASUS and deleted the DMR folder.
  David Newton  
This file turned up after I installed movie maker from a 3rd arty site...
  Jim Crawford  

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Summary: Average user rating of dmr_72.exe: based on 11 votes with 2 user comments. 4 users suspect danger. 7 users think dmr_72.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade dmr_72.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving dmr_72 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dmr_72. 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 dmr_72.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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