The genuine dsc.exe file is a software component of OptusNet DSL by OptusNet.
This background process provides connection information to a user interface from OptusNet. It tracks connection upload and download speeds and allows the user to monitor speed statistics over given periods of time. When not in use, the application runs in the system tray and can be disabled by right clicking the dsc icon. A part of Singtel Optus Pty Limited, OptusNet is part of the largest telecom company in Australia.
DSC stands for Desktop Service Center
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 dsc.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.
The process known as Dell Support Center or OptusNet Desktop Service Centre or SupportSoft Container belongs to software Dell Support Center or OptusNet DSL or SupportSoft Container by SupportSoft (www.supportsoft.com) or OptusNet (www1.optusnet.com.au).
Description: Dsc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dsc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,017,240 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 1,025,264 bytes, 2,125,956 bytes, 1,017,648 bytes or 2,919,831 bytes.
The dsc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Dsc.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs, connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dsc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Adware.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Adware.Generic.42926 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the dsc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Dell Support Center has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dsc. 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 dsc.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.