How to remove the dssagent virus
Most antivirus programs identify dssagent.exe as malware, such as F-Secure identifies it as Adware.Background.A, and Sophos identifies it as Dcast Agent.
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Dssagent.exe file information
The process known as Brødcast background agent or Brodcast background agent belongs to software Brødcast background agent or Brodcast background agent by Brøderbund Software (www.broderbund.com) or The Learning Company (www.thelearningcompany.com).
Description: dssagent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 546,304 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 590,336 bytes, 69,162 bytes or 510,976 bytes.
File dssagent.exe is not a Windows core file. Program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify dssagent.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "DSS" definitely not required. DSSAgent by Brøderbund - spyware. Sends encrypted emails about the system back to the originators of the program. Also a resource hog. See here for more info
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dssagent.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dssagent.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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