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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What is dce.exe and how to remove it?

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dce.exe - DCEService

What is dce.exe?

dce.exe belongs to Distributed Computing Experiment malware with bitcoin mining module. It's detected as Trojan/Win32.BitMiner, Generic35.BHDR, Win32:PUP-gen [PUP], Trojan.Generic.10299997. The program is configured to run automatically when Windows starts. It also creates a Windows service called DCEService. dce.exe is usually located in the C:\Program Files\DCE\ folder. It runs in the background and doesn't display any visible windows. It waits when the system goes to idle and then starts mining bitcoins. What is more, it can download and install additional malware components on your computer. So, not only it uses system resources but also can install spyware or rootkits. As a result, your passwords and other sensitive information may be stolen. What is more, it may cause system errors and slow down your computer. After all, it's not essential for Windows. I recommend you to remove dce.exe from your computer and run a full system scan with recommended anti-malware software.

File name: dce.exe
Publisher: DCEService
File Location Windows XP: C:\Program Files\DCE\'
File Location Windows 7: C:\Program Files\DCE\'
Startup file: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services 'DCEService'