What does the DUC40.exe file do?
The DUC40.exe process is also known as DUC40 and is a part of No-IP DUC or, as the case may be, DUC40. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of DUC40.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DUC40 has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DUC40 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)
- DUC40.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DUC40.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DUC40.exe DUC40
DUC40.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. DUC40.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 270,336 bytes (55% of all these files), 347,648 bytes or, as the case may be, 346,624 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The DUC40 file is not part of the Windows operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). For this reason, 47% 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 DUC40.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 DUC40?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall No-IP DUC or DUC40
To remove DUC40 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 No-IP DUC or DUC40 in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if DUC40.exe (DUC40) 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 DUC40. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DUC40 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 DUC40.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.