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What is df.exe?

Df.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if df.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Df.exe file information

The process known as Direct Folders or Defraggler belongs to software Direct Folders or Defraggler by Code Sector (codesector.com/) or Piriform (www.piriform.com).

Description: Df.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. df.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 268,288 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 866,112 bytes or 272,896 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/df.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The df.exe file is not a Windows core file. Df.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with df.exe, you can uninstall Direct Folders or Defraggler software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

Recommended: Identify df.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as df.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the df.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

Direct Folders by CodeSector. It's a "quick access to most used programs" utility
  LBuckingham   (further information)
df.exe is the command line version of Piriform's Defraggler. If you installed Defraggler and set it to run automatically, and/or silently, in the background, you will not see a "box" while it is running.
  N.Stolov   (further information)

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

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