What is dwusplay.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 dwusplay.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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Dwusplay.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dwusplay
Dwusplay.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as InstallShield Update Service Setup Player belongs to software InstallShield Update Service by InstallShield Software (

Description: Dwusplay.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The dwusplay.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 196,608 bytes. 
The dwusplay.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Dwusplay.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If dwusplay.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 8% dangerous. The file size is 206,192 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. Dwusplay.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. Dwusplay.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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If dwusplay.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 205,744 bytes. The program has no visible window. The dwusplay.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The dwusplay.exe file is not a Windows core file. Dwusplay.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dwusplay.exe. Therefore, you should check the dwusplay.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

seems to come preinstalled with a new laptop computer
InstallShield fragt mich seit einiger Zeit direkt nach Systemstart nach Administratorrechten. Vilelleicht ein Grund, genauer hinzusehen.

Summary: Average user rating of dwusplay.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving dwusplay issues

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