What is dntus26.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 dntus26.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for dntus26.exe related errors

Dntus26.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dntus26
Dntus26.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DameWare Development Remote Command Server belongs to software DameWare Development Remote Command Server by DameWare Development (

Description: Dntus26.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dntus26.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 73,728 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 114,688 bytes, 155,648 bytes or 121,368 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The dntus26.exe file is not a Windows system file. The dntus26.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Dntus26.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > DameWare NT Utilities or HASP HL Device Driver).

Recommended: Identify dntus26.exe related errors

If dntus26.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 120,768 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 155,648 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Dntus26.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: You can ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > DameWare NT Utilities).

Important: Some malware disguises itself as dntus26.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dntus26.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's remote control software
  Rick Shaddock   (further information)
Link to Damewares knowledge base with removal info and forensics
  Bob   (further information)
it was used as a way to drop firedaemon
dameware NT utilities - remote control software
Dameware NT english
the person that installs this software need admin right to install this on your computer this is not a hacking software but can be used to access people's computer that have no pasword

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dntus26.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think dntus26.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks dntus26.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!

Best practices for resolving dntus26 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dntus26. 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 dntus26.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.

Other processes

dntus26.exe [all]