What does the DLG.exe file do?
The DLG.exe process is also known as Digital Line Detection and is a part of BVRP Software TestLine or, as the case may be, Digital Line Detect. This software is produced by BVRP Software (www.bvrp.com/ENG) or, as the case may be, Avanquest Software (www.avanquest.com). An obsolete or defective version of DLG.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Digital Line Detection has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Digital Line Detection 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)
- DLG.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DLG.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DLG.exe Digital Line Detection
DLG.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file DLG.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (mainly C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 24,576 bytes (72% of all these files), 50,688 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This DLG program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). For this reason, 45% 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 DLG.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 DLG?
|Came with Dell laptop to support Broadcom modem. It checks on boot and periodically if you are plugged into a digital PBX plug instead of an analog modem plug. I presume that it is attempting to protect itself as this situation used to destroy modem cards years ago. I think that most modern modems have some sort of protection now. |
|Part of NTL's home broadband set up |
|Conflicts with Logitech Mouseware 9.79.1. Advice from Logitech support was to "Either (a) Delete the Digital Line Detect program from the start up folder, or (b) If the issue persists, please uninstall the Digital Line Detect program" |
|this File causes problems with live meeting and can bring up error msgs "digital line found (PBX) please check the phone line connected to your pc" ( no line is connected) ((translation from german OS)) |
|dlg.exe is a part of BVRP Phone Tools software suite. It offers faxing, phone book, e-mailing and more. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference |
Summary: 13 users judge DLG.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider 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 DLG.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall BVRP Software TestLine or Digital Line Detect
To remove Digital Line Detection 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 BVRP Software TestLine or Digital Line Detect in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if DLG.exe (Digital Line Detection) 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 Digital Line Detection. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Digital Line Detection 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 DLG.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.