What does the DavCData.exe file do?
The DavCData.exe process is also known as HTTP-DAV common data and is a part of Internet Information Services. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of DavCData.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HTTP-DAV common data has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HTTP-DAV common data 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)
- DavCData.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DavCData.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DavCData.exe HTTP-DAV common data
DavCData.exe is part of Windows. DavCData.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32 - e.g. C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\.
The file size is 42,496 bytes.
The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 5% 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 DavCData.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 DavCData?
|its an essential part of windows |
|required to run IIS 5.1 for windows xp pro |
|setup IIS |
|DavCData.exe, whatever it it , is most certainly NOT essential for a running XP installation. We have 23 PCs running various builds of XP and ONLY ONE has this mysterious file running. Our advice: Remover everything that you don't require, and don't pay too much attention to internet "experts" (further information...) |
|setup IIS |
Summary: 8 users judge DavCData.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted DavCData.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Internet Information Services
To remove HTTP-DAV common data from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Internet Information Services in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if DavCData.exe (HTTP-DAV common data) 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 HTTP-DAV common data. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HTTP-DAV common data 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 DavCData.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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