What is sl.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 sl.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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Sl.exe file information

The process known as David Service Layer belongs to software DavidĀ®zehn or David.fx by Tobit Software (

Description: Sl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The sl.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 962,560 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,342,464 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Sl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with sl.exe, you may want to uninstall David.fx or David software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), visit the www.Tobit.NET website or check if there is a newer version available.

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If sl.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 15,360 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. sl.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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

Tobit David Dienst wird installiert soblad das Tobit Info Center installiert wird
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Summary: Average user rating of sl.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks sl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving sl issues

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