What is Ditto.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 Ditto.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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Ditto.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Ditto
Ditto.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Ditto belongs to software Ditto by Ditto.

Description: Ditto.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ditto.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,717,872 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 684,032 bytes and 20 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. Ditto.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with Ditto.exe, you may want to completely remove Ditto (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), turn to the software developer, Sourceforge, for advice or check if there is a newer version available.

Recommended: Identify Ditto.exe related errors

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

"Ditto" is a clipboard-extension program.
  Mark   (further information)
Ditto is a clipboard extender for windows. Harmless and useful
    (further information)
Ditto is an open source clipboard manager
    (further information)
Seen ditto.exe as a clipboard manager program
Legitimate Open Source clipboard enhancement
  John Thompson   (further information)
Ditto is a clipboard extender for windows. Harmless and useful
Perfectly safe. Useful, too.
freeware clipboard utility
  Patrick McDonald  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Ditto.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think Ditto.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade Ditto.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Ditto issues

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