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What is dsca.exe?

Dsca.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 dsca.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.

Dsca.exe file information

The process known as Dell Support Center (Support Software) or Dell Support Center belongs to software Dell Support Center by unknown.

Description: Dsca.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. dsca.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 16,384 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 40,960 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dsca.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The dsca.exe file is not a Windows system file. dsca.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with dsca.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Dell Support Center.

Recommended: Identify dsca.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dsca.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Virus:Win32/Sality.G (detected by Microsoft), and PE_SALITY.AE (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the dsca.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 pops up eacth time - purchsed your Registry Booster 2009 and it still pops up ? Why doesn't your product work ?
  Earl Hale  
The application failed to initalize properly (0xc000007b)
It's a Dell Support Center item, so it's only on Dell computers
So! I had this crappy error on Windows Vista. Just go to the start up bar. In the search bar at the bottom type in MSCONFIG a screen will pop up behind your other windows. Click on the start-up tab on the MSCONFIG program and scroll until you see the Support Utility. If you make the program locations stuff at the top bigger, you can see more clearly where it says dell support. Check it off and restart. Then you'll be all set. I'm not sure but I think this error happens after warranty runs out. My warranty just ran out a few days ago and I started to get this error. Link was confusing. :(
  Carmella   (further information)
Als ich arge Probleme mit .NET Framework 1.1 bis 3.5 hatte, musste ich dsca im Systemstart deaktivieren, da bei jedem Login mehrere Fehlermeldungen erschienen,. Jetzt, wo Framework i.O. ist habe ich dsca reaktiviert und es kommen keine Fehlermeldungen mehr.
Dell Support Center (Support Software
  Brandon   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dsca.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments.
One user thinks dsca.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks dsca.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade dsca.exe ("not sure about it").

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