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What is DLService.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 DLService.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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DLService.exe file information

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

The process known as DeviceLock Service belongs to software DeviceLock Service or DeviceLock by DeviceLock (www.devicelock.com) or SmartLine (www.devicelock.com).

Description: DLService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DLService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,180,104 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 1,257,472 bytes and 8 more variants. https://www.file.net/process/dlservice.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. DLService.exe is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no description of the program. DLService.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with DLService.exe come up, you can also do the following:
  • ask for help from Support
  • uninstall DeviceLock Service software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Recommended: Identify DLService.exe related errors

If DLService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 10,595,648 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 4,453,960 bytes or 974,848 bytes. The program has no visible window. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. DLService.exe is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is a file with no information about its developer. DLService.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with DLService.exe come up, you can also do the following:
  • ask for help from Support
  • uninstall DeviceLock Service or DeviceLock software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DLService.exe. Therefore, you should check the DLService.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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User Comments

Its a system prevention controll agent ask administrator about it
  Baltazar   (further information)
disable dlservice
   
it is from device lock service
  harry  
Datei gehört zur Dymo Labelwriter Software
  Tobias Müller  
Related to DeviceLock
  me   (further information)
gehört zu "DeviceLock", welches USB-Ports u.a. blockiert
  gb  
part of The Endpoint DLP Suite DeviceLock provides network administrators the ability to set and enforce contextual policies for how, when, where to, and by whom data can or can’t be moved to or from company laptops or desktop PCs via devices like phones, digital cameras, USB sticks, CD/DVD-R, tablets, printers or MP3 players. In addition, policies can be set and enforced for copy operations via the Windows Clipboard, as well as screenshot operations on the endpoint computer.
  bh   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DLService.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think DLService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think DLService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade DLService.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving DLService issues

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