Is dragdiag.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of dragdiag.exe:









File purpose and description:

Dragdiag.exe is a file that was most likely installed by you on your computer, this probably was not preinstalled software. Make sure the Dragdiag.exe file name is not misspelled as spyware writers use similiar spelling in attempts to fool you, the actual disk location of this file is also shown below for you so you can verify the hard drive location. Dragdiag.exe is a file that is from Alcatel. It works to help control settings for modems, and it may also appear as a systray icon to allow quick access to your modem settings. This software program is considered to be safe, and is not considered to be adware, spyware, or malware, etc. (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)
dragdiag.exe

File type:
This is an executable program file.

File or folder location:
You will find this file in your system startup everytime you reboot, shown as "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon in ther un key of the registry. The SpeedTouch USB is the folder that should contain this file.


General information:
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, dragdiag.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 dragdiag.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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!