What is des2svr.exe?

The genuine des2svr.exe file is a software component of Dynamic Energy Saver 2 by Gigabyte Technology.
A power regulating application, Dynamic Energy Saver 2 runs in the background and monitors your motherboard power usage. It modifies the amount of power used while maintaining efficiency in real-time. Founding in 1986 in Taiwan, Gigabyte Technology produces and distributes motherboards internationally.

DES2Svr stands for Dynamic Energy Saver 2 Server

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 des2svr.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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Des2svr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with des2svr
Des2svr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DES2 Service for Energy Saving belongs to software DES by Giga-Byte Technology (

Description: Des2svr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The des2svr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 68,136 bytes or 68,208 bytes. 
The process runs as service DES2 in the background.
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. Des2svr.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Gigabyte provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->DES).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as des2svr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the des2svr.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 des2svr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with des2svr. 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 des2svr.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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