What is dopus.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 dopus.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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Dopus.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dopus
Dopus.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Directory Opus (version 8, 9) belongs to software GPSoftware Directory Opus or Directory Opus by GP Software (

Description: Dopus.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The dopus.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 7,173,616 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The dopus.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. Dopus.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program GPSoftware Directory Opus or Directory Opus, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to to update it, go to to contact the vendor, or go to GPSoftware Directory Opus or Directory Opus in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

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If dopus.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 105,472 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. Dopus.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

Needs to run in order to operate Directory Opus File manager
  Darrin   (further information)
Safe-Explorer replacement software
Directory Opus - Windows Explorer replacement
    (further information)
The BEST Explorer Replacement!!!!
  Alex   (further information)
Directory Opus ausf├╝hrende Datei
  its_me   (further information)
El mejor reemplazador del explorer.
Excellent explorer replacement and MORE.
main routine for directory opus file manager (explorer replacement)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dopus.exe: based on 12 votes with 8 user comments. 11 users think dopus.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving dopus issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dopus. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 dopus.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.

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