5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.14%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.43%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 69.05%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 3.30%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 0.43%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 3.30%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 0.14%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 0.14%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 2.15%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 0.14%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 1.00%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 1.29%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 0.14%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 0.14%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) 1.58%
5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080212-0004) 0.43%
5.1.2600.3300 (xpsp.080125-2028) 0.14%
5.1.2600.3244 (xpsp.071030-1535) 0.14%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 14.76%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.14%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.43%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.14%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.14%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.14%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.14%



Network DDE - DDE Communication by Microsoft

Remove NETDDE.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


netdde.exe has 25 known versions, the most recent one is 5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710). It is started as a Windows Service called 'Network DDE' with the name 'NetDDE' and described as “Provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers. If this service is stopped, DDE transport and security will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). This is executed as a shared service (which simply means that this service can share a process with other Win32 services). The average file size is about 110.76 KB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0008% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 1.02 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 3.02 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 0 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.


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
Windows Service
Service name:NetDDE
Display name:Network DDE
Description:“Provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers. If this service is stopped, DDE transport and security will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.”


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of netdde.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' as a shared service by the Service Host (svchost.exe)
  • 'NetDDE' (Network DDE)
  • 'NetDDEdsdm'
  • 'NetDDE'

VersionsAll file variations of netdde.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
13d9a8b63a2a99a88339c0e00b702c92 88602749288d7292424dbd31d0fdf6ab37e30ce9 107.5 KB
fb13279d8c89add5b0f7497c45bcf1c3 4c1e56b8313d60714b68ccac86f023b661a71ea0 157 KB
b857ba82860d7ff85ae29b095645563b 7235c82aa9698d9297a73e44cb365fd5973cef78 108.5 KB
5c9b1d83755b36237b70f95df3d46a52 355be1e428a0fc81a4dd6dbd81a736ff526ddd57 111.5 KB
5a922c8e35bf372f3dd3ec61345634b7 1f2d4524d807b0d6e367f4e50d405468661ec7cb 110 KB
96b009e5b163850cf94dc333ed2bee93 d6058d95af8a88169343e6a27fce52f3ee300129 112.5 KB
933de774986ec85e48210c44ab431de6 79f2e071bd5896d29fbf3d5dcebd45308e71a055 109 KB
6def5a7a8887cc7fef24ebbaff74385c 073e61a1754f102127fdf849aed9417934ecd684 109 KB
8ace4251bffd09ce75679fe940e996cc 7445f6b0d6732e91ed9cd348f7c9b0b57ecbfc64 111.5 KB
dc6bae085e9b3c2f3a963ed46791feab 0b675906031156dbe4450acfcf79ad2c7d316a21 111 KB
765433a4035c7fb8d0e21ee00dfc26b0 890464433e7caf3a27a5428f66f4928920a19fda 111 KB
15f1e1387271b88e2d3a3c9b6e34ca4f 177226df8e83a64ebeb545934a9d3f4e0ad66ceb 103 KB
b02cf033d5c9c5982b0beddfd5a277da d25cc4129b2ce12209fe432638295337dcdb80d0 103 KB
925f4eb54f0e9412bf90977d7eb0e203 08d4bc6dbba348e0fe7c24d3053279df3d0757ae 103 KB
760dca57a43ee12a544d3c4c172944f1 d2736efd11fb3842d868470eee0a3a40715f96df 111.5 KB
c57b297c446a41fc2c7732f483382553 5ed48926657a4783e6418a19edd84359e79160e6 108.5 KB
7afb540191aa50d98e9f8bb04f4be2b0 7f8f94e02b5c5c4fdb1fc4766f7d895579ed6c7f 108.5 KB
d7f7b6475426f47409768c831b88371a bd4137f1ebf7352af33bf4b77eec19ec0a17ee95 108.5 KB
05afb5ad06462257bea7495283c86d50 b71456a0f206294578aef223ab3611d29cc862d3 108.5 KB
d40598fd7b7dccbfb22d777e0dfb1cf0 696f980735910d243c83a38684f7e30f71d75c3f 111.5 KB
bcfa51e14e310586a3d199bb8ec0aa4e 6bf6e3ba469cfe2f62682f79b97fcad81e2c75ed 112.5 KB
2a1461c5c43b5e5c993608f0175ef783 a09ed7cd1dfaa5de0cd59f58fd1d7cfd0949ab53 112.5 KB
b60d3984ff3c35cd78225b7a473c625d 6f2c128df68c6ab1d0c5323004bebd6d95e394b5 111 KB
e2b4ae2f807efbbea15defb6cab0c7ef aa6a3516cc5acf00b46b8c63b6bc5347a099602b 103 KB
23afdc87c7824605864e07021e01b4c8 354c350ab4ed7ca692dadacec75a19c6337f006b 105.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 92.75%
Windows XP Professional 4.25%
Windows XP Home Edition 2.25%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 0.50%
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 46.15% of Network DDE - DDE Communication.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 42.33%
Intel 13.76%
Toshiba 7.41%
Compaq 7.41%
American Megatrends 6.88%
Hewlett-Packard 5.29%
Sahara 3.17%
ASUS 3.17%
Gateway 2.12%
Acer 1.59%
Lenovo 1.06%
Sony 1.06%
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