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What’s DDConfigCA.exe (Microsoft DDConfig Custom Action)? Is it safe or a virus?

DDConfigCA.exe is a file associated with Microsoft's Device Diagnostic Platform, a software used for gathering diagnostic information about hardware and drivers on a Windows OS device.

This executable runs in the background to initiate and manage diagnostic processes, including collecting data on device configuration and performance. It helps identify and troubleshoot issues related to hardware and drivers, providing information for system maintenance and improvement.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes DDConfigCA.exe (Microsoft DDConfig Custom Action)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of DDConfigCA.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.

Is DDConfigCA.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the DDConfigCA.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find DDConfigCA.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 11, 2024

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