What does the btdna.exe file do?
The btdna.exe process is also known as DNA and is a part of DNA. This software is produced by BitTorrent (www.bittorrent.com). An obsolete or defective version of btdna.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- btdna.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- btdna.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- btdna.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module btdna.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about btdna.exe btdna.exe
btdna.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Btdna.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 323,392 bytes (94% of all these files), 289,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 321,344 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Btdna.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The btdna file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Btdna.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A btdna.exe file has a 63% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 323,392 bytes (71% of all these files), 342,336 bytes or, as the case may be, 342,848 bytes. The btdna file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This btdna program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Btdna.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Btdna.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as supervise programs.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves btdna.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about btdna?
|Part of Bittoernt (further information...) |
|BTDNA does have a visible window via its Control Panel applet. If it's not in the Control Panel, go to C:\Program Files\DNA and look for a file with a *.CPL extension. Double clicking on this file will open an information box. (further information...) |
|BitTorent Background Pocess (further information...) |
Ivan Josiah Lapis
|Constantly uses internet connection to connect to its peers and is a very aggresive program and behaves like a virus for the most part it is not going to ruin your computer but it might dampen your experience |
|it occured after installing BitTorrent |
Summary: One user judges btdna.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted btdna.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall DNA
To remove btdna.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate DNA in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if btdna.exe (btdna.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of btdna.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for btdna.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or btdna.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.