What is ds1410d?

Ds1410d.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if ds1410d.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Ds1410d.sys file information

The process known as DS1410D belongs to software DS1410D or 1-Wire Drivers by Dallas Semiconductor MAXIM (

Description: Ds1410d.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ds1410d.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,328 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 16,376 bytes or 6,689 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. ds1410d.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ds1410d.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ds1410d.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the ds1410d.sys 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

It is a dongle driver, used for example by "Chyron PC Scribe"
  Sven Opitz  
This a driver from what used to be Dallas Semiconductor for communicating with iButtons over a parallel port. The iButtons sit in a dongle carrier that connects to the parallel port.
  Carl Benvenga  
DongleDriver from the FelxLM Server
If a software publisher chooses to go with the dongle, then the infamous DS1410D service, implemented in DS1410D.sys, is needed. For obscure reaseon, the FlexLM installed by AutoCAD, although it does not need this service, wishes to start it.
Driver for iButton Parallel port dongles
  Ben B   (further information)
It is a dongle driver, used for example by "elprocad"
Dallas Semiconductor authorization buttons
  cruysen   (further information)
Sven is right; it is a dongle driver. On my system, it is for computer-aided transcription (court reporting) software.
  Melody   (further information)
It seems to be a part of hardware verification using parallel port keys. Some software install this file as a part of evaluation version.
Installed as part of the FlexLM Licensing/Dongle Hardware. If you dont use a dongle then you can delete the .sys files and clear out the registry entries
Connected to the FlexLM
  Gaute Greipsland  
It is a dongle driver from Dallas
  excalabria   (further information)
Seems to be a dongle driver, also used by AutoCAD
  AJ   (further information)
If you have UNIGRAPHICS installed on your machine, you will also have DS1410D to run the License Server.
  GLOO Operating System  
It is a part of the Alias Maya software, and is referenced by some files, which take care of licencing matters.
It is related to ScanSoft RealSpeak FlexLM Licensing engine
Driver for USB Dongle (Copy protection)
  Klaus Arpe   (further information)
FelxLM Server
  Dirk Meyer  
dallas ibutton driver (parallel port)
The DS1410D service is used by the parallel port adapter. If the server does not have a parallel port it will fail to find the specified device.
  Tony R  
The DS1410D service is used by the parallel port adapter. It is installed by Citrix. See Link:
  Thomas Diesler   (further information)
Part of USB security key to run software
  Barry Mandziak   (further information)
it's in use on every computer running program that need a dongle as a security feature
parralel port driver
  river   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ds1410d.sys: based on 32 votes with 25 user comments. 25 users think ds1410d.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ds1410d issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ds1410d. 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 ds1410d.sys 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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