What is dsc.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 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.

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Dsc.exe file information

The process known as OptusNet Desktop Service Centre or SupportSoft Container or Dell Support Center or OptusNet Dial-up Desktop Service Centre

belongs to software OptusNet DSL or Dell Support Center or OptusNet Dial-up or SupportSoft Container

by OptusNet ( or SupportSoft (

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 8/7/XP are 2,125,956 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 2,919,831 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The dsc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. Dsc.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
You can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > OptusNet DSL or Dell Support Center).

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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. 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 also the Dell Support Center It's found in C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\GS_Agent
  Donna Freeman  
It is also the Del Support Center exe,
It is my Optus DSL connection program. It is important as it connects me through Optus (my ISP) to the Internet. It is not a Microsoft program.
  Max Kendon  
It is a Dell Support file as another user mentioned if located in C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\GS_Agent. If your computer is still under warranty I'd leave it alone. If not, by all means remove any Dell Support stuff you don't want.
when my netbook is running slow dsc is using 50% of CPU and often running 2 instances. It is the Dell app.
  Michelle West  
Dell Support Center, during an offline installation will run as many as 80 processes of DSC.EXE until it is either terminated, connected to the internet (to provide update information), or much time has passed (in excess of 20 min). DSC repeatedly attempts to connect to the internet to provide hardware and software updates corresponding to your notebooks model specific hardware and software (pertinent to Dell Inc.). It is safe to close the master application (41,328 K, also DSC.EXE) in order to terminate all sub processes of DSC.EXE, in the event that the application "hangs" or "loop"s.
  LiquidZero   (further information)
Fichier Dell Center
dsc.exe is program of the dell you can stop in start of the windows eject (msconfig) in the up in the windows (start) ((DISABLE THE NAME SPRTCMD)) and reset windows =)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dsc.exe: based on 7 votes with 8 user comments. 2 users think dsc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade dsc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving dsc issues

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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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.

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