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Program info

Estimated safety rating


netdde.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if netdde.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against threats.

Executable file path


The default name and folder where the application is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is b857ba82860d7ff85ae29b095645563b.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the entire set of features of modern PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Network DDE - DDE Communication

The description present in the exe is Network DDE - DDE Communication.

File version

 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)

File version stored as a property 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105).


 Microsoft Corporation

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


This app does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad thing.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


netdde.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from netdde.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.