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What is dsentry.exe? Dell DVD Sentry?

Vendor:      Dell - Advanced Desktop Engineering
Product:     Dell - DVDSentry
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Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: DSentry.exe - Looks for software being installed from CD/DVD and will offer you the option of installing the software. Since Windows has an Autoplay feature it is not needed 95 percent of the time. This program can be disabled via MSConfig.

dsentry.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.


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dsentry.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 0.03%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 0 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
dsentry.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xd9ee81715cc700cac1c552c247d78d8c 5/8/2016 3:32:00 AM Unknown 1, 0, 5, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 28 KB
2 Status 0x3bc0b332cac05c40a0c42122a6c4bfc0 2/13/2016 6:49:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 2, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 28 KB
3 Status 0xb434b19e717a4e6e8de708008b55b7f9 8/22/2015 5:32:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 0, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 28 KB
4 Status 0xed5e63978e9deae45a93a40213db03f4 2/9/2015 2:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dell DVD Sentry 48 KB
5 Status 0xd2110ca89fbd049db285a086855cb9ac 9/2/2014 10:54:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 4, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 28 KB
6 Status 0xa4f66343da6ee51018ee847de729478f 4/26/2009 7:48:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dell DVD Sentry 48 KB
7 Status 0x813b1c24e2f5c4dde9ea7807ee5d07e3 4/20/2009 3:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dell DVD Sentry 48 KB
8 Status 0xd672711d74f462201062217761b7a840 2/7/2009 5:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dell DVD Sentry 48 KB
9 Status 0x943e633d2f1f3cad35ea1967313baeac 8/15/2008 5:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dell DVD Sentry 28 KB
10 Status 0x6dd21e2121523313f4f492c120181a85 12/31/2007 Unknown 1, 0, 5, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 140 KB
11 Status 0x8da4641fa79e0546ab8fe0b067ebb2e3 12/31/2007 Unknown 1, 0, 2, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 359 KB
12 Status 0xc7c395cdb30e05658f5e01cef9013bff 12/31/2007 Unknown 1, 0, 5, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 28 KB
13 Status 0x4f08cba4b76776584cea9d89fdba4761 12/31/2007 Unknown Dell DVD Sentry 14 KB
14 Status 0xdda4e468b8f605d1fd3b36f05d1a1f73 12/31/2007 Unknown 1, 0, 2, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 28 KB
15 Status 0x97cbdc76478dccc3a835a6713cc15f48 12/31/2007 Unknown 1, 0, 5, 0 Dell DVD Sentry 148 KB


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