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What is dva.386?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the dva.386 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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Dva.386 file information

The process belongs to software dva by unknown.

Description: Dva.386 is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dva.386 is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder—mostly C:\windows\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,966 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 5,195 bytes, 1,942 bytes, 9,785 bytes or 2,389 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dva.386.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: system.ini). The dva.386 file is not a Windows system file. dva.386 appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify dva.386 related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dva.386. Therefore, you should check the dva.386 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 dva issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dva. 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 dva.386 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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