What is FritzDsl.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 FritzDsl.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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FritzDsl.exe file information

The process known as FRITZ!DSL Internet or DSL Internet belongs to software AVM FRITZ!DSL or FRITZ!Box starter or FRITZ!DSL64 by AVM Berlin (

Description: FritzDsl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FritzDsl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 901,120 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 864,256 bytes, 1,335,096 bytes or 992,560 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. FritzDsl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using FritzDsl.exe, you can also do the following:
  • ask the software vendor,, for advice
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramFRITZ!Box starter or AVM FRITZ!DSL

Recommended: Identify FritzDsl.exe related errors

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

is part of the Fritz WLAN Box 7050 System Process, should be harmless
  mail_vampyr   (further information)
Just the Fritz software that belongs to the fritz! box

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

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Best practices for resolving FritzDsl issues

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