What is the "dns.exe" ?

Our database contains 207 different files for filename dns.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name dns.exe. This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Domain Name System (DNS) Server. Agregate rating is 4(4) stars - based on 9 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process dns.exe.

This file is the main excutable for DNSProxy application - generally speaking DNS proxy is a software acting as a middle body between the user's computer (client) and target computer (server), translates the requests from client to server and reads and translates the response (check more about Proxy server functionalities on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server) - where the DNS stands for Domain Name system : this executable works as a proxy translator of the DNS queries through the proxy. There are many applications of this kind, and probably two with this specific file : Wolfermann dnsproxy daemon (http://www.wolfermann.org/dnsproxy.html) and Acrylic DNS Proxy (http://sourceforge.net/projects/acrylic/) - both of them sometimes don't have company name filled. And also there is a file from Microsoft with the same name, which also serves as a legitimate DNS daemon. Check the respective MD5 variant.

dns.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "dns.exe"

Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Domain Name System (DNS) Server
Version:
6.1.7601.17750
MD5:
aaaf242737f26627774a4cd55cd85fce
SHA1:
929eb11cfa2294abae1ea219576569da19f638ed
SHA256:
f364948900b08deaa532b8147a281ad1a51334f92925daa43cfd7c7566598ab6
Size:
696832
Directory:
C:\Windows\System32
Operating System:
Windows 7
Occurence:
High oc2

Is the Process "dns.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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78% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
22% of reviewed files are marked as Threat .
Latest new variant of the file with name "dns.exe" was discovered 3504 days ago. Our database contains 35 variants of the file "dns.exe" with final rating Safe and 1 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
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User Reviews of the "dns.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "dns.exe"

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\dns.exe (Variant: 17377799)

    This file is the main excutable for DNSProxy application - generally speaking DNS proxy is a software acting as a middle body between the user's computer (client) and target computer (server), translates the requests from client to server and reads and translates the response (check more about Proxy server functionalities on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server) - where the DNS stands for Domain Name system : this executable works as a proxy translator of the DNS queries through the proxy.

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\dns.exe (Variant: 17661433)

    This file is the main excutable for DNSProxy application - generally speaking DNS proxy is a software acting as a middle body between the user's computer (client) and target computer (server), translates the requests from client to server and reads and translates the response (check more about Proxy server functionalities on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server) - where the DNS stands for Domain Named system : this executable works as a proxy translator of the DNS queries through the proxy.

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file %TEMP%\dns.exe (Variant: 17694831)

    In this MD5 version, this file was marked by most antiviruses as AdWare.Win32.Zwangi virus. Remove it from Your computer. Scan is recommended. Check the MD5 hash and file location, there can more files with this name.

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file %TEMP%\DNS843C.tmp\dns.exe (Variant: 17694832)

    Normally this file would be a DNS Proxy daemon. In this MD5 version, this file was marked by most antiviruses as AdWare.Win32.Zwangi virus. Remove it from Your computer. Scan is recommended. Check the MD5 hash and file location, there can more files with this name.

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file E:\APP\DNSProxy\dns.exe (Variant: 18796836)

    This file is the main excutable for DNSProxy application - generally speaking DNS proxy is a software acting as a middle body between the user's computer (client) and target computer (server), translates the requests from client to server and reads and translates the response (check more about Proxy server functionalities on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server) - where the DNS stands for Domain Named system : this executable works as a proxy translator of the DNS queries through the proxy. There are many applications of this kind, and probably two with this specific file : Wolfermann dnsproxy daemon (http://www.wolfermann.org/dnsproxy.html) and Acrylic DNS Proxy (http://sourceforge.net/projects/acrylic/) - both of them sometimes don't have company name filled.