What does the Dragdiag.exe file do?
The Dragdiag.exe process is also known as SpeedTouch Statistics and is a part of SpeedTouch USB. This software is produced by THOMSON Telecom Belgium (www.speedtouchdsl.com). An obsolete or defective version of Dragdiag.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SpeedTouch Statistics has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SpeedTouch Statistics 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)
- Dragdiag.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Dragdiag.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Dragdiag.exe SpeedTouch Statistics
Dragdiag.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Dragdiag.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 866,816 bytes (71% of all these files), 921,600 bytes or, as the case may be, 888,832 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The Dragdiag file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Dragdiag.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 42% 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 Dragdiag.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 Dragdiag?
|Driver/Utility for the speedtouch modem (further information...) |
|Releated to internet connection. no problems |
|Speed Touch USB monitor program. no problem |
|it breaks the GDI library in win 98/me on my computer and I remove it from the registry |
|Speed Touch USB Monitor Application |
|Speed Touch USB Monitor Application . no problem |
Summary: 6 users judge Dragdiag.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted Dragdiag.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall SpeedTouch USB
To remove SpeedTouch Statistics 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 SpeedTouch USB in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Dragdiag.exe (SpeedTouch Statistics) 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 SpeedTouch Statistics. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SpeedTouch Statistics 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 Dragdiag.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.