Is dumprep.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of dumprep.exe:









File purpose and description:

Dumprep is a program that normally is on your computer when you purchase it, however be sure to check the disk location shown below to verify this, as most spyware and virus writers often name files similiar names in an attempt to fool you. This file is part of your Windows XP operating system. The purpose of this file is to log and view system details, and when you get an abnormal system failure, it generates a text file with this data and gives you the option to send this to Microsoft for evaluation. You will notice dumprep running often, appearing in the task list, everytime a bad abend occurs in the system. This program is not considered to be spyware, virus, 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)
dumprep.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
The actual disk location of this program is: c:\windows\system32\dumprep


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, dumprep.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 dumprep.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!