Is DkService.exe safe?
DkService.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 DkService.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.
DkService.exe file information
The process known as Diskeeper Service or Diskeeper Disk Optimization Service belongs to software Diskeeper™ Disk Defragmenter or Diskeeper Professional Premier Edition by Diskeeper (www.diskeeper.com) or Executive Software International (www.executive.com) or Condusiv Technologies.
Description: DkService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DkService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ (e.g. C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 765,952 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 942,080 bytes and 48 more variants.
The program is not visible. DkService.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. DkService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with DkService.exe, you can also ask for help from Support, find out if there is a newer version available or uninstall the software Diskeeper Home Edition using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
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If DkService.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 765,952 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 606,316 bytes. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. DkService.exe is able to monitor applications.
If DkService.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 602,220 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 606,316 bytes. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. DkService.exe is able to monitor applications.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "DkService" must run at start up. From Executive Software's Diskeeper defragmenting utility - a replacement for Windows Disk Defragmenter. It's recommended to leave this enabled, otherwise you could have problems starting it manually.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DkService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DkService.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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