How to get rid of the dahkService VirusSometimes the dahkService file may cloak a virus, such as Microsoft found PUA:Win32/LoadMoney, as well as Symantec found Trojan.Gen.2 or, as the case may be, ML.Attribute.HighConfidence. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with dahkService.exe
The dahkService.exe process is also known as Security Scanner Startup DLL or, as the case may be, Dobe Download Manager and is a part of McAfee Security Scanner or, as the case may be, Dobe Download Manager. This software is produced by 2BRS LTD or, as the case may be, McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of dahkService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Security Scanner Startup DLL has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Security Scanner Startup DLL 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)
- dahkService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dahkService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dahkService.exe Security Scanner Startup DLL
dahkService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. DahkService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,196,160 bytes (33% of all these files), 2,187,968 bytes, 2,171,584 bytes, 430,784 bytes or, as the case may be, 423,152 bytes.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 78% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find dahkService.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about dahkService?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall McAfee Security Scanner or Dobe Download Manager
To remove Security Scanner Startup DLL 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 McAfee Security Scanner or Dobe Download Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if dahkService.exe (Security Scanner Startup DLL) 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 Security Scanner Startup DLL. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Security Scanner Startup DLL 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 dahkService.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.
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