What is dplaysvr.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 dplaysvr.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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Dplaysvr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dplaysvr
Dplaysvr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Welcome to Windows NT or Microsoft DirectPlay Helper or Windows Progman Group Converter or Windows Winhlp32 Stub

belongs to software Microsoft® Windows (version 2000 Operating System) or Microsoft Windows Operating System

by Microsoft ( or 234g634gh3 or 222222222 or erqwerqwert23623.

Description: Dplaysvr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file dplaysvr.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,904 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 71,168 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). Dplaysvr.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. There is no information about the author of the file. File is hidden. The file is digitally signed. The software is a hidden stealth process. Dplaysvr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If dplaysvr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 29,184 bytes. The dplaysvr.exe file is a Windows core system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program has no visible window. Dplaysvr.exe is able to hide itself.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name dplaysvr.exe, for example Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.dptt or HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic (detected by Kaspersky), and Packed.Generic.362 or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the dplaysvr.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

Pretty sure its for DirectX-DirectPlay Internet stuff
nada simplemente este archivo se me hace sospechoso

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dplaysvr.exe: based on 7 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think dplaysvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks dplaysvr.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving dplaysvr issues

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