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What is dsc.exe?

Dsc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if dsc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

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 (www1.optusnet.com.au) or SupportSoft (www.supportsoft.com).

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 7/XP are 2,125,956 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,919,831 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/dsc.exe.html 
The dsc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. Dsc.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > OptusNet DSL or Dell Support Center).

Recommended: Identify dsc.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Desktop Service Centre": OptusNet DSL or Dial-Up connection software - is it required?

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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