What is dpcproxy.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 dpcproxy.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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Dpcproxy.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dpcproxy
Dpcproxy.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Intel® Command Line Interface or Intel Server Management DPC Proxy belongs to software Intel® Command Line Interface by Intel (

Description: Dpcproxy.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The dpcproxy.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,208,320 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 757,760 bytes, 1,220,608 bytes or 1,196,032 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The dpcproxy.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no information about the author of the file. Dpcproxy.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Intel(R) Command Line Interface, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Intel(R) Command Line Interface in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dpcproxy.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dpcproxy.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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Summary: Average user rating of dpcproxy.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks dpcproxy.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving dpcproxy issues

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