What does the DevDtct2.exe file do?
The DevDtct2.exe process is also known as Device Detector (Version 3, 2) and is a part of Device Detector (Version 3). This software is produced by OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP (www.olympus.com) or, as the case may be, OLYMPUS Optical Co.. An obsolete or defective version of DevDtct2.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Device Detector has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Device Detector 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)
- DevDtct2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DevDtct2.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DevDtct2.exe Device Detector
DevDtct2.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. DevDtct2.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 118,784 bytes (42% of all these files), 163,840 bytes, 114,688 bytes or, as the case may be, 106,496 bytes.
The DevDtct2 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\User Shell Folders). For this reason, 48% 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 DevDtct2.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 DevDtct2?
|It is associated with Olympus audio recording device software |
|Installed by various Olympus products, this program detects the active connection of a speech device (voice recorder, etc) to a USB port then runs specific client software used to access that device. The DevDtct2 process has a "high" priority level which can negatively impact system resources. (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge DevDtct2.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Device Detector
To remove Device Detector 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 Device Detector in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if DevDtct2.exe (Device Detector) 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 Device Detector. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Device Detector 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 DevDtct2.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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