What is DSndUp.exe?

The genuine DSndUp.exe file is a software component of Analog Devices SoundMax Soundcards by Analog Devices.
DSndUp.exe is an executable file that belongs to Analog Devices SoundMax soundcards, integrated audio chipsets that are installed on Analog Devices products such as digital synthesizers. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. This file usually runs only once to install the drivers for Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcards. Analog Devices is an American company that develops solutions in data conversion and signal processing technology. The company manufactures analog, mixed-signal and DSP (digital signal processing) that are widely used in electronic equipment. Analog Devices was founded by Ray Stata and Matthew Lorber, two MIT graduates, in 1965 and is currently headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA.

DSndUp stands for Digital Sound Driver Update

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 DSndUp.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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DSndUp.exe file information

The process known as DSndUp belongs to software adi DSndUp by Analog Devices (

Description: DSndUp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The DSndUp.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 45,056 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as DSndUp.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DSndUp.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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Best practices for resolving DSndUp issues

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