Is dsentry.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of dsentry.exe:









File purpose and description:

DSentry.exe is a software program that most likely arrived as a pre-installed program on your Windows computer. Always verify the actual disk location as shown below, to verify this is not spyware or virus related. Many viruses or spyware programs attempt to hide themselves by using similiar names to other programs, and just locating them in other locations of your hard drive. This DSentry.exe program is an anti-spyware related security program from Dell, and this will be found on many Dell computers. If you purchased a Dell computer then you may see this file in your startup or tasklist. This is not considered spyware or virus related and it is considered a safe file. (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)
dsentry.exe

File type:
This is an executable file.

File or folder location:
This file should be found in your folder under C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe


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, dsentry.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 dsentry.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!