Is dslstat.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of dslstat.exe:









File purpose and description:

Dslstat.exe is a file that would have been installed when you had your DSL setup. The actual file location is listed below, always verify the proper location. This software is called the ADSL monitor, and it is a connection tool to monitor your connection to the internet. This most likely was installed when your internet was setup and most likely from BT Voyager. Dslstat.exe is considered safe and is not spyware or adware, and it can be removed from your startup as it is not required. (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)
dslstat.exe

File type:
This is an executable program from AOL.

File or folder location:
The actual file will be found at C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.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, dslstat.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 dslstat.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!