What does the D4.exe file do?
The D4.exe process is also known as Dimension (Version 4) and is a part of Dimension (Version 4). This software is produced by Thinking Man Software (www.thinkman.com). An obsolete or defective version of D4.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Dimension has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Dimension 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)
- D4.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module D4.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about D4.exe Dimension
D4.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. D4.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 355,840 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 200,704 bytes.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This D4 program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. D4.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 50% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 D4.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 D4?
|time synch program |
|Use NTP to set you local clock |
|Have been using it for 5 years on windows machines. No problems. |
|time synch program, used for years with no problems |
|Is under C:\Program Files\D4\D4.exe. Not needed since Windows has an NTP client since windows 2000. |
|good program. should although have inbuilt clock to update time... it still needs to pick from server. VERY Essential if your PC clock logs s s s s |
|D4 by Thinkingman software is a fine little windows uitlity that uses the internet to synchronize local pc time clock to user's choice of hundreds of time synch clocks around the world. (further information...) |
|NTP Time software (further information...) |
|NTP Time sync. applicaton. Windows doesn't check often enough. |
Summary: 5 users judge D4.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Dimension
To remove Dimension 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 Dimension in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if D4.exe (Dimension) 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 Dimension. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Dimension 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 D4.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.