What is DXDebugService.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 DXDebugService.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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DXDebugService.exe file information

The process known as DirectX extensions for Visual Studio belongs to software Microsoft DirectX for Windows by Microsoft (

Description: DXDebugService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file DXDebugService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 88,784 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 88,272 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The DXDebugService.exe file is not a Windows core file. The DXDebugService.exe file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with Microsoft DirectX SDK occur, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program ).

Recommended: Identify DXDebugService.exe related errors

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

It suppors debuging DirectX application. Comes with DirectX SDK. You can turn it off from your "Control Plannen\Administrative Tools\Services" then turn off the DirectX Debug Service. The executable can be found in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DirectX Extensions\DXDebugService.exe"
microsoft's debugger for directx
  scott   (further information)
It is part of DevStudio used for debugging DirectX apps

Summary: Average user rating of DXDebugService.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks DXDebugService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving DXDebugService issues

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