What is dr.exe?

The genuine dr.exe file is a software component of Various by Various.
“dr.exe” is a file in Windows that belongs to several programs due to its simple name. “dr.exe” is commonly found as a third party application in DVD ripper programs, such as iJoysoft DVD Ripper Platinum, 4 Media DVD Ripper Ultimate, ImTOO DVD Ripper Ultimate, etc. and serves as the data ripper for DVD media so it can be converted into other formats and can be compressed into an ISO file for disc burning. Aside from DVD ripper software, the file is often found to be a virus infection that utilizes a dialer system to remotely call around the world or connect to other computers via telephone wire. In addition, the file is used for select games, such as Death Rally and Deadly race.

dr stands for data ripper

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 dr.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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Dr.exe file information

The process known as Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate belongs to software Project1 or Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate (version 6) by unknown.

Description: Dr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The dr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 389,632 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,687,040 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no file information. It is not a Windows system file. Dr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with dr.exe, you can visit the website, update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall the software Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate 6 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If dr.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 6,144 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The dr.exe file is not a Windows system file.

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

runs with xilsoft dvd ripper ultimate 6
Came with Xilisoft DVD Audio Ripper. If I restrict internet access via Zone Alarm it starts ripping but stops after a few seconds. Continues only after internet access. Do not know what it will send ...
to create LoD map

Summary: Average user rating of dr.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think dr.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 dr issues

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