What is DDVRulesProcessor.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DDVRulesProcessor.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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DDVRulesProcessor.exe file information

The process known as Dell Data Vault Rules Processor belongs to software Dell Data Vault or Dell Data Vault Processor by Dell (

Description: DDVRulesProcessor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DDVRulesProcessor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDataVault\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 217,488 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 218,096 bytes or 217,464 bytes. 
The process is a service (DDVRulesProcessor) running invisible in the background: DDV Rules Processor generates alerts based on data collected by DDV Collector service.
The program has no visible window. The DDVRulesProcessor.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Dell SupportAssistAgent, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Dell SupportAssistAgent in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify DDVRulesProcessor.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DDVRulesProcessor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DDVRulesProcessor.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving DDVRulesProcessor issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DDVRulesProcessor. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DDVRulesProcessor.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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