What is DvzMsgr.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 DvzMsgr.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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DvzMsgr.exe file information

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

The process known as Documents To Go belongs to software Documents To Go by DataViz (

Description: DvzMsgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DvzMsgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows—usually C:\WINDOWS\DvzCommon\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
The DvzMsgr.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. DvzMsgr.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). DvzMsgr.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with DvzMsgr.exe, you might want to do the following:

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

Installed with Palm Desktop (Documents To Go)
  Carsten Sann  
DataViz Documents to Go - a tool for hot-sync-ing Word and Excel documents to a PalmOS 5 device
  Chris Comley   (further information)
Interfere with Device Manager - kill this process to use DM
  Bill Siebert  
Is a document manager program that comes with PDA that looks for updates to the application.
  Danni Hennigar  
Not much, installed with Palm Desktop software
DocumentsToGO by DataViz, used for Document-Import on Palm OS
Came with DataViz and updates docs from PC to Palm. REmove it and you'll lose update ability.
installed with Palm Desktop software
update checker and stats for DataViz Docs to Go
  PalmGeek   (further information)
It comes with newer versions of Palm Pilot
gehört zu Documents To Go für den Palm
As far as I can tell, it's necessary to convert various documents from windows based programs making them usable in pda's.
  Ashley Davis  
Just that it came with my Palm Pilot. I have a very old version (2001)
There is no need for this file to access the web.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DvzMsgr.exe: based on 17 votes with 14 user comments. 12 users think DvzMsgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade DvzMsgr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving DvzMsgr issues

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