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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 5.23%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.12%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.29%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.06%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 15.97%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.47%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.12%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.06%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.12%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 22.96%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 45.04%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.06%
6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) 6.17%
6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) 1.35%

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dfdwiz.exe

Windows Disk Diagnostic User Resolver by Microsoft

Remove dfdwiz.exe
Version:   6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
MD5:   952406836f23391affaaa6250f85c22e
SHA1:   65d71fca46a0dc23c2a3e6229c4173dd2f087d8e
SHA256:   b17fe9ccc36d2cb8f677be4445d7c89e65e40df91bd47420940019fec92a2595
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

Overview

dfdwiz.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is an auto-starting process that used the Windows Task Scheduler service to load when the user logs into Windows (sometimes this is required to bypass the UAC protection). This version is installed on Windows 8.

DetailsDetails

File name:dfdwiz.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Disk Diagnostic User Resolver
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\dfdwiz.exe
Original name:DFDWiz.exe.mui
File version:6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423)
Product version:6.2.8400.0
Size:64.5 KB (66,048 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\DiskDiagnostic\Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticResolver'
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticResolver' runs on logon in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\DiskDiagnostic\Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticResolver'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\DiskDiagnostic\Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticResolver'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.50%
Windows 8.1 18.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
Windows 8 4.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro 3.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 44.72% of Windows Disk Diagnostic User Resolver.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.16%
ASUS 18.60%
Hewlett-Packard 17.05%
Acer 11.24%
Lenovo 10.08%
Toshiba 9.30%
Sony 5.43%
Intel 2.33%
GIGABYTE 1.94%
Alienware 1.55%
Samsung 1.55%
Medion 0.78%
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