What is sftdcc.exe?

The genuine sftdcc.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Application Virtualization by Microsoft.
A virtual desktop configuration controller, this application controls Microsoft virtual desktops in the Microsoft Application Virtualization environment. It controls the opening and closing sessions initiated by Microsoft Softgrid software. Founded in 1975, Microsoft's flagship product is the Windows operating system, which is installed on over 90% of workstations worldwide.

SftDCC stands for Softgrid Client Desktop Configuration Controller

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 sftdcc.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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Sftdcc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sftdcc
Sftdcc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Microsoft Application Virtualization Desktop Configuration Controller belongs to software Microsoft Application Virtualization or Microsoft Application Virtualization Desktop Client by Microsoft (

Description: Sftdcc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sftdcc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 158,568 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 145,768 bytes or 154,984 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with sftdcc.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of App-V 4.5 MUL or Microsoft Application (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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


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Best practices for resolving sftdcc issues

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