Steps to Remove Dsca.exe From Your Startup Sequence

Dsca.exe ? File Information

Dsca.exe, also called Dell Support Center Agent is associated with the Dell online support service. It is believed that the role of this process is to start the Dell Support Centre software when Windows boots.

By default, the dsca.exe file is located in C:\Program Files\Dell Support Centre\GS_Agent\Custom folder. The size of this file is 16,384 bytes.

By default, dsca.exe process loads automatically when you start your computer.

Is dsca.exe an essential startup process?

No, it isn?t. It is up to you to decide whether you want this process to load automatically at system startup.

The dsca.exe process is associated with the Dell online support facility. You can easily start this process manually whenever required. Removing dsca.exe does not have any adverse affect on the functionality of the Dell online support feature.

Dsca.exe Startup Errors

The dsca.exe process is known to have some problems at Windows boot-up. Users with Dell computers that have this process enabled at startup may receive the following errors when their computer loads:

  • ?dsca.exe has ceased to function?
  • ?dsca.exe – No debugger found – Registered JIT debugger is not available?
  • ?dsca.exe 0xc0000135 the application failed to initialize properly?

Resolution Steps

To resolve or prevent Dsca.exe startup errors, remove dsca.exe from your startup programs.

To achieve this, perform the steps listed below:

  1. Click the Start menu and then click the Run command.
  2. In the Open box, type the msconfig command and click the OK button.
  3. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, open the Startup tab.
  4. Next, clear the checkbox before dsca.exe related entry in the list of your current Startup Items.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.
  6. Next, click OK to exit the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
  7. Finally, restart your computer.

Is dsca.exe a system threat?

Dsca.exe is a safe file and is not recorded to be associated with any malware. Having said this, it will be worthwhile to note that many malware programs, such as viruses, worms, trojans, adware and spyware are known to use processes that have names similar to legitimate existing processes. For instance, a malware may place a rogue process with a similar name as dsca.exe, such as dssca.exe, dsa.exe, or dscca.exe on your PC to prevent detection. ?

To ensure that no rogue process is running, check the current processes running on your system. To view the list of current processes, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the Task Manager window, and then open the Processes tab.

If you find any unsolicited process running on your computer, immediately run a malware scan of your entire system using advanced protective tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.

It is also recommended that after you have deleted the malicious process, perform a registry scan using a reliable registry cleaning tool, such as RegServe to remove any invalid or corrupt entries that the rouge process might have added to your registry.