What is DoroServer.exe?

The genuine DoroServer.exe file is a software component of CompSoft DoroServer by CompSoft.
CompSoft DoroServer is a virtual printer that exports documents as PDFs (portable document files). DoroServer.exe runs the DoroServer. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. DoroServer is a standard virtual printer software, that lets users create PDF files through any application that supports printing. The program has no standalone interface but works through an application's printer dialog box. The program offers document customization with properties such as document title, file author and relevant keyword tailoring. The program also supports encryption and offers copy and print protection. The program can automatically search and install updates. DoroServer is available for the Windows platform. Compsoft plc is a British company that develops and distributes software programs meant for commercial use. The company was founded in 1979 by Nick Horgan while still at university. The company saw success in their flagship product, Delta, a database development tool for MS-DOS. Compsoft ventured into the mobile application development world in 2010 with iPresent, a content distribution tool for iOS. Compsoft is currently headquartered in Alton, Hampshire, England, UK.

DoroServer stands for CompSoft DoroServer Launcher

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 DoroServer.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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DoroServer.exe file information

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

The process known as DoroServer belongs to software CompSoft DoroServer by CompSoft.

Description: DoroServer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DoroServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 143,360 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 167,936 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with DoroServer.exe, you can do the following:

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

PDF printer driver: "So you can create an colored PDF file from any windows program for free."
  dima   (further information)
Creates a virtual printer that produces PDF's on most programs that can print.
  Kyle   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of DoroServer.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think DoroServer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving DoroServer issues

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