What is DS3_Tool.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 DS3_Tool.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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DS3_Tool.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DS3_Tool
DS3_Tool.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DS3_Tool belongs to software MotioninJoy (version ds3 driver, ds3 driver version) or DS3_Tool by

Description: DS3_Tool.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DS3_Tool.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 104,768 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 92,672 bytes or 67,584 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with DS3_Tool.exe, you might want to do the following:
  1) uninstall MotioninJoy ds3 driver or MotioninJoy ds3 driver version from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) ask the developer,, for support
  3) check if there is a newer version available.

Recommended: Identify DS3_Tool.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DS3_Tool.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DS3_Tool.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

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Summary: Average user rating of DS3_Tool.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks DS3_Tool.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving DS3_Tool issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DS3_Tool. 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 DS3_Tool.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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