What is DVDRAMSV.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 DVDRAMSV.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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DVDRAMSV.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DVDRAMSV
DVDRAMSV.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DVD-RAM Utility Helper Service or Service of RAMAsst for Windows XP or Panasonic Utility Helper Service belongs to software DVD-RAM_Service by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (

Description: DVDRAMSV.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DVDRAMSV.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 110,592 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 106,496 bytes, 49,152 bytes or 172,032 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The DVDRAMSV.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. DVDRAMSV.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. DVDRAMSV.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as DVDRAMSV.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DVDRAMSV.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

Driver for DVDRam
Hey, it's running in System32 in my case!
DVD Rom buffer for Toshiba laptops
it provides a buffer for playing dvd
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came with toshiba laptop (w/ dvd burner)
Its packaged DVD/CD RW software for Drag and Drop
Driver file for directly write on DVD-RAMs. Developed by Matsushita (Panasonic).
Driver for Multidrive LG 4163B, works fine
More comments can be found here:
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DVDRAMSV.exe: based on 28 votes with 9 reviews. 24 users think DVDRAMSV.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks DVDRAMSV.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade DVDRAMSV.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving DVDRAMSV issues

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