What is memcard.exe?

The genuine memcard.exe file is a software component of Dell Memory Card Manager by Dell.
This process manages Dell Memory Cards. The process runs in the system tray and monitors for when a memory card is inserted into a Dell or Lexmark printer. When a memory card is detected, the Dell Imaging Studio software automatically initiates.

MemCard stands for Memory Card Manager Executable

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 memcard.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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Memcard.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with memcard
Memcard.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Memory Card Manager Executable belongs to software Dell Memory Card Manager or Memory Card Manager by Dell ( or Lexmark International (

Description: Memcard.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file memcard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Photo AIO Printer 964\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 304,008 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 286,720 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

dell software for printer.....
i know its the reason my ipod got corrupted last year and now its messing up itunes every time i plug my ipod in it turns on and makes 100's of copies of my photos in a folder slowing down my computer and i know its not a viris ive scanned it

Summary: Average user rating of memcard.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving memcard issues

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