What does the dna.exe file do?
The dna.exe process is also known as dna.exe and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by BitTorrent (www.bittorrent.com). An obsolete or defective version of dna.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- dna.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- dna.exe 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)
- dna.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dna.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dna.exe dna.exe
dna.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file dna.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 286,016 bytes (30% of all these files), 232,448 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This dna.exe process 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: Run). This dna program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Dna.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 65% 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 dna.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 dna?
|This file allows Windows Media Center to download updates for its TV guide feature. |
|Part of Bit Torrent I assume |
|become with Bittorrent 509 |
|It comes as part of BitTorrent client and apparantley is to lessen the amount of bandwidth usage from BitTorrent Servers. Causes very bad slow down of internet speed which gets worse over a period of time. |
|DNA is a content delivery service that uses a private and secure managed peer network to give you faster and more reliable access to your favorite websites and videos. DNA is faster because it delivers downloads to you from multiple, nearby sources in parallel. As you download (and for a limited time afterward), your network connection is used to deliver the content you download to others. Your connection is used only when it is idle; so, your internet performance is never slowed. |
Summary: 5 users judge dna.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 12 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted dna.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove dna.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dna.exe (dna.exe) 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 dna.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for dna.exe 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 dna.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.