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VersionsAdditional versions

5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.16%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 79.02%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 3.77%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 16.89%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.16%

NETDDE.exe

Network DDE - DDE Communication by Microsoft

Remove NETDDE.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   d40598fd7b7dccbfb22d777e0dfb1cf0
SHA1:   696f980735910d243c83a38684f7e30f71d75c3f
SHA256:   6b6125e0961791c693cff62058f1b9d96d8393a7f7e0c4f6e5a19eccf53ff9ab
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

Overview

netdde.exe runs as a service under the name Network DDE (NetDDE) within the local user context as a shared service. This version is installed on Windows XP.

DetailsDetails

File name:netdde.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Network DDE - DDE Communication
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\netdde.exe
File version:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
Size:111.5 KB (114,176 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.177987
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' as a shared service by the Service Host (svchost.exe)
  • 'NetDDE' (Network DDE)
  • 'NetDDEdsdm'
  • 'NetDDE'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 42.71% of Network DDE - DDE Communication.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 38.52%
Intel 16.30%
Toshiba 10.37%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Compaq 5.93%
GIGABYTE 5.19%
Hewlett-Packard 4.44%
Sahara 3.70%
Gateway 2.96%
Acer 2.22%
Lenovo 1.48%
ASUS 1.48%
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