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What is dsclock.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 dsclock.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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Dsclock.exe file information

The process known as SlsClock or DS Clock belongs to software DSAnchor or DS Clock by Duality Software (www.dualitysoft.com) or Acudata (www.acudata-inc.com).

Description: Dsclock.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dsclock.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 577,606 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 331,776 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dsclock.exe.html 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows system file. Dsclock.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with dsclock.exe occur, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of DS Clock (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the vendor’s support site
  3) update to a possibly bug-fixed version.

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If dsclock.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 139,264 bytes. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The dsclock.exe file is not a Windows system file. Dsclock.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with dsclock.exe occur, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of DSAnchor (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

External information from Paul Collins:

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

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User Comments

This is a simple exe to synchronize your PC time, no spy inside
  Seb   (further information)
Third party PC clock which starts with Windows and synchronises PC to user-selected atomic clocks. Does not transmit user data.
  Steve  

Summary: Average user rating of dsclock.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think dsclock.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.


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Best practices for resolving dsclock issues

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