What is desktoplayer.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 desktoplayer.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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Desktoplayer.exe file information

The process known as desktoplayer.exe belongs to software Raptr by unknown.

Description: Desktoplayer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file desktoplayer.exe is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. Note: File does not exist any longer. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Userinit). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using desktoplayer.exe, you can uninstall Raptr from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as desktoplayer.exe. Therefore, you should check the desktoplayer.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.


User Comments

Virustotal 38/42 Worm.Ramnit.Gen.1 TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen Win32:Malware-gen BackDoor.Generic13.GAE Trojan.Generic.4857497 Trojan.Agent-292937 W32/Trojan2.NLRB Trojan.Siggen2.6792 Virus.Win32.Ramnit!IK Win32.Backdoor.Troja Win32/Ramnit.A W32/Trojan2.NLRB Trojan.Generic.4857497 W32/Zbot.DNN!tr Trojan.Generic.4857497 Virus.Win32.Ramnit Backdoor/IRCNite.mi Trojan Trojan-Spy.Win32.SpyEyes.acrx Win32.Hack.IRCNite.(kcloud) PWS-Zbot.gen.dn PWS-Zbot.gen.dnHeuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K Worm:Win32/Ramnit.A Trojan.Generic.4857497 W32/Suspicious_Gen2.DUJBZ Backdoor/W32.IRCNite.53760 Trj/Downloader.MDW 20121010 Backdoor.Trojan Trojan.Win32.Generic.1250D89B Troj/Agent-OXR 20121010 Trojan.Agent/Gen-IRCNite Backdoor.Trojan Backdoor/IRCNite.ase TSPY_ZBOT.SMBA TROJ_GEN.R24H1E4 Backdoor.IRCNite.ase Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
  Tim S.   (further information)
Die Desktoplayer.exe ist ein sogenannter Win32/Ramnit (Virus) und verbreitet sich ziehmlich schnell also sobald ihr merkt euer PC/Laptop wird langsamer als sonst sofort nach der Desktoplayer.exe suchen und versuchen zu löschen wenn es nicht geht neu starten erneut probieren und wenns dann immernoch nicht hilft benutzt verschiedene Anti Virus programme und scannt mal mehrmals durch und entfernt alles was ihr finden könnt.. achja schließt aufkeinenfall externe Massenspeicher an (Externe Festplatten, USB-Sticks, Handy's etc)

Summary: Average user rating of desktoplayer.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think desktoplayer.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving desktoplayer issues

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