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What’s InvColPC.exe (Dell Inventory Utility)? Is it safe or a virus?

InvColPC.exe is a file associated with Dell's Inventory Collector.

This program is designed to gather information about the hardware and software components of a computer system, and then send that information to Dell's servers. This data is used for various purposes, such as providing support, identifying potential issues, and assisting with warranty and service needs.

While researching this process I found that there were many threads in different communities like Reddit about false positives with a security service called Crowdstrike. In the communities the Dell hardware customers felt positive about the issue being a false positive, and they planned to submit the issue to Crowdstrike.

However, if you are concerned about this process you can also check it out with our free SpyShelter security app. Just click the download link at the top right of this page.

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Who makes InvColPC.exe (Dell Inventory Utility)?

We’ve found Dell Inc should be the publisher of InvColPC.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: April 17, 2024

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