File purpose and description:
DAP.EXE is a program that was most likely installed by you. Always verify the actual file location as shown below, as it is important to verify that it is not spyware or virus related by checking to see if it is in the proper disk folder. Sometimes spyware or viruses will name a file very similiar to known file name, hoping to fool you into thinking its a safe file, so always verify the disk location. This file is called Dad download accelerator, and its purpose is to speed up your web browsing. This was most important back when dialup was the main source to connect to the internet. This is file is considered safe and is not virus, spyware, or adware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable file.
File or folder location:
This fie will be found on your hard drive at C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE /STARTUP
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, dap.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of dap.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.