What is Dell.UCM.exe?

The genuine Dell.UCM.exe file is a software component of Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager by Smith Micro Software.
Dell selected Smith Micro to deliver its ControlPoint Connection Manager in 2008. ControlPoint provides a common and easy way to interface and integrate a wide-ranging set of communication technologies and protocols including 3G/4G mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dial-up and Ethernet.

Dell stands for Dell Universal Connection Manager

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 Dell.UCM.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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Dell.UCM.exe file information

The process known as Dell.UCM belongs to software Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager or Dell Universal Connection Manager by Smith Micro Software (

Description: Dell.UCM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Dell.UCM.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,454,080 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,810,432 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Dell provides direct support ( You could remove the entire program Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager or Dell ControlPoint Connection using Windows Control Panel.

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

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