Discover.exe – File Information
The discover.exe (DISCover Drop & Play System Executable) process belongs to Digital Interactive Systems Corporation and is often preinstalled on HP, Dell, and Compaq computers. It allows games to install and run similar to a gaming console.
By default, the discover.exe file is located in C:\ProgramFiles\DISC. The most common size of this file is 1,064,960 bytes. You may also find the file in 1,073,152, 1,077,248, 1,095,256, 1,060,864, 28,172, 14,348, 69,632, 1,089,536, and 37,230 bytes sizes.
Is it safe to terminate this process?
No, do not terminate this process. Terminating discover.exe may adversely affect the applications that use it.
Discover.exe – Startup Information
By default, discover.exe loads automatically every time your system starts. Discover.exe is not an essential startup process. If you do not want this process to load automatically, you can remove it from your startup items list. To achieve this, perform the following steps:
- Go to the Start menu and select the Run utility.
- Type msconfig in the Open box and press the OK button.
- Next, click Startup in the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
- Clear the checkbox before Discover.exe.
- Next, click Apply to save your changes.
- Click the OK button to exit the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
- Restart your system.
Discover.exe – CPU usage report
Discover.exe consumes a moderate amount of CPU resources and is not recorded to cause system slow downs or interfere with other running processes.
Deleted the Discover.exe file by mistake? – How to recover it
If you have accidentally deleted the discover.exe file and also emptied your Recycle Bin, use reliable and advanced third-party file recovery software such as Spotmau Powersuite and Data Recovery Pro to recover the lost file.
When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:
“Discover.exe entry point not found. Procedure entry point [email protected]@yaxxz not located in the dynamic link library downloadmgr.dll.”
To resolve the error, uninstall the Discover program and reinstall it again. You may use a reliable third-party uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller to ensure that programs are completely uninstalled.
Discover.exe – Can you trust this file?
Discover.exe is a safe file and is not known to be associated with any malware. However, malware programs, such as viruses, rootkits, trojans, and worms are known to install rogue processes that have similar names as legitimate processes. For instance, a malware may install a rogue process, such as discoverr.exe, disscover.exe, or diiscover.exe to escape detection.
If you fear unsolicited processes may be running on your computer, go through the list of currently running processes. To view the list, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then click Processes. If you find any unsolicited process running, perform a malware scan of your entire system using advanced and robust protective tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.
Further, it is recommended that you run a registry scan after you remove the unsolicited processes and their associated files. You may use a reliable registry cleaning tool, such as RegServe to perform a comprehensive registry scan to remove invalid or corrupt entries that the rouge processes may have added to your system registry.