What does the DUC20.exe file do?
The DUC20.exe process is also known as No-IP.com DUC and is a part of DUC. This software is produced by Vitalwerks (www.no-ip.com). An obsolete or defective version of DUC20.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- No-IP.com DUC has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- No-IP.com DUC 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)
- DUC20.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DUC20.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DUC20.exe No-IP.com DUC
DUC20.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file DUC20.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,172,992 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,148,416 bytes.
The DUC20 file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. DUC20.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet, log keyboard entries, hide itself from other programs as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 43% 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 DUC20.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 DUC20?
|IP posting software (further information...) |
|Automatically updates your dynamic IP address for your dns account at no-ip.com (further information...) |
|Dynamic DNS Client (further information...) |
|Great to use websites that have it IP change every now and then (further information...) |
|Safe : Dynamic Name Server : Chance ur ip into an ftp://name.net ! usage = to easaly locate your local webserver or local ftp server !!! |
Summary: 8 users judge DUC20.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall DUC
To remove No-IP.com DUC 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 DUC in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if DUC20.exe (No-IP.com DUC) 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 No-IP.com DUC. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for No-IP.com DUC 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 DUC20.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.