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What is dota2.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 dota2.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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Dota2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dota2
Dota2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as dota2.exe belongs to software Steam or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (version 2) by Valve (www.valvesoftware.com).

Description: Dota2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file dota2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 321,824 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 317,248 bytes and 4 more variants. https://www.file.net/process/dota2.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The dota2.exe file is not a Windows system file. The dota2.exe file is digitally signed. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with dota2.exe, you might want to consult Steampowered's Customer Service or remove the entire program Steam or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 using Windows Control Panel.

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If dota2.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 356,640 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dota2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dota2.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 dota2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dota2. 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 dota2.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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