What does the dlactrlw.exe file do?
The dlactrlw.exe process is also known as Drive Letter Access Component or, as the case may be, Roxio DLA and is a part of Sonic DLA or, as the case may be, Roxio DLA. This software is produced by Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) or, as the case may be, Roxio (www.roxio.com). An obsolete or defective version of dlactrlw.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Drive Letter Access Component has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Drive Letter Access Component 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)
- dlactrlw.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dlactrlw.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dlactrlw.exe Drive Letter Access Component
dlactrlw.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file dlactrlw.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 122,940 bytes (88% of all these files), 127,036 bytes, 487,936 bytes or, as the case may be, 143,420 bytes.
It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The dlactrlw file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 56% 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 dlactrlw.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 dlactrlw?
|most of dell computers comewith this roxio software |
|that it has spread across thousands of computers (further information...) |
|Sonic RecordNow! CD/DVD burner software |
|Unessential, in XP Pro writing cd:s will work without |
|Generated lock in combination with Virtual Deamon Manager 4.01 |
Summary: 4 users judge dlactrlw.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted dlactrlw.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Sonic DLA or Roxio DLA
To remove Drive Letter Access Component 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 Sonic DLA or Roxio DLA in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dlactrlw.exe (Drive Letter Access Component) 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 Drive Letter Access Component. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Drive Letter Access Component 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 dlactrlw.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.