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Program info

Estimated safety rating


dfsvc.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if dfsvc.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.

Executable file path


The default filename and folder where the application is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is db6580e1e9dd05e2111f64f59130864e.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the net to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.

Belongs to the operating system


dfsvc.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the full power of modern computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description


The description present in the exe is ClickOnce.

File version

 4.6.1038.0 built by: NETFXREL2

File version extracted from the file 4.6.1038.0 built by: NETFXREL2.


 Microsoft Corporation

Author Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


dfsvc.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This means it doesn't operate in a kind of stealth mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.

Digitally signed


dfsvc.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in dfsvc.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Corporation

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation

Issuer name

 Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.