Should I block it?
No, this file is 100% safe to run.
dgen.exe executes as a process under the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the system and the administrator accounts have the same file privileges). This is typically installed with the program PC Data App published by Adware.BitCoinMiner and is most likely removed by most users once installed (79% removed). This particular version is usually found on Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536).
|Typical file path:||C:\Program Files\pcdapp\dgen.exe|
|Size:||390 KB (399,360 bytes)|
|Build date:||3/14/2014 7:25 PM|
The following program will install this file
The software is a Trojan Bitcoin miner that utilizes the open source CGMiner utility. The Trojan Bitcoin miner is an invasive multiple component malware infection. This is a potentially unwanted program that installs malware on the user's PC using the file start.vbs to launch PCDApp\cgminer.exe. Once running it utilizes the computer's GPU resources in order to mine for Bitcoins without the user's knowledge. This will seriously impact th...
(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
|Kernel CPU time:||2,159,677,844 ms/min|
|Private memory:||27.98 MB|
|Private (maximum):||10.32 MB|
|Private (minimum):||9.75 MB|
|Non-paged memory:||27.98 MB|
|Virtual memory:||78.25 MB|
|Virtual memory (peak):||86.25 MB|
|Working set:||10.25 MB|
|Working set (peak):||10.32 MB|
|Command line:||"C:\Program Files\pcdapp\dgen.exe" d6 8003|
Distribution by Windows OS
|Windows 7 Home Premium
Distribution by PC manufacturer