What does the msdtc.exe file do?
The msdtc.exe process is also known as MS DTC console program or, as the case may be, Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator Service and is a part of Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of msdtc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MS DTC console program has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MS DTC console program 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)
- msdtc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module msdtc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about msdtc.exe MS DTC console program
The original msdtc.exe file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. Msdtc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 6,144 bytes (72% of all these files), 105,984 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. For this reason, 8% 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 msdtc.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 msdtc?
|opening port 1025 to korea and other countries and when deleted it re-creates itself i have also verified that sql is not on this system |
|Pops up when compiled my program with MS VB |
|"Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator", also ein Windows-Systemdienst. (further information...) |
Summary: 44 users judge msdtc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 14 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 10 users have already deleted msdtc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator or the program
To remove MS DTC console program 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 Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator or the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if msdtc.exe (MS DTC console program) 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 MS DTC console program. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MS DTC console program 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 msdtc.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.