What does the DockLogin.exe file do?
The DockLogin.exe process is also known as Dock Login Service or, as the case may be, Dell Dock and is a part of Dell Dock or, as the case may be, Dock Login Service. This software is produced by Stardock (www.stardock.com). An obsolete or defective version of DockLogin.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Dock Login service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Dock Login service 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)
- DockLogin.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DockLogin.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DockLogin.exe Dock Login service
DockLogin.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. DockLogin.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 155,648 bytes (96% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 161,048 bytes.
It is the DockLoginService service: Dock Login Service.
This DockLogin.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. DockLogin.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 52% 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 DockLogin.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 DockLogin?
|docklogin.exe belongs to Dock Login Service by Stardock Corporation. It is located in c:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe |
Summary: One user judges DockLogin.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Dell Dock or Dock Login Service
To remove Dock Login service 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 Dell Dock or Dock Login Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if DockLogin.exe (Dock Login service) 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 Dock Login service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Dock Login service 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 DockLogin.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.