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Process name: Diskeeper Service or Diskeeper Disk Optimization Service

Product: Diskeeper™ Disk Defragmenter or Diskeeper Professional Premier Edition

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Diskeeper (diskeeper.com) or Executive Software International (executive.com) or Condusiv Technologies

File: DkService.exe


This process is an integral part of Diskeeper, an advanced defragmentation and file system optimization utility. Since defragmentation takes up a lot of system resources, it is normally best done overnight or when the computer is idle, and this process handles the scheduling of defragmentation jobs, as well as managing the operation of ongoing tasks within the program. It is required for Diskeeper to function.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/dkservice.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of DkService.exe: based on 57 votes. Read also the 45 reviews.

  • 731 users ask for this file. 44 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about DkService.exe:
Diskeeper shadow task  See also: Link Boci
It's a service needed for Diskeeper
Executive Software Diskeeper Defragment Guard SSigurdarson
Exe for the Diskeeper Defrag program, can be removed from startup perce
ye,it's a service supplied by Diskeeper,but i think it's useless tztp-chn
Disk Keeper process - will not harm anything. safe to disable
Diskeeper Frag Guard process - not harmful reconfigures
diskeeper will not run without the service running....but you can turn it off and manually start it when you need it. AzDragonLord
manages defrag schedules for Diskeeper  See also: Link Michael M
It constantly tries to access the internet. TemperTemper
Its Malware , and a Keylogger jk
used by diskeeper Sue
Everytime I start the PC zone alarm sees it trying to access the net..there is no reason for this unless it is as JK puts it some form of malware and keylogger.. This was found after selecting not to share data with them..Dishonest and underhand at best... Franklin
Diskeeper is not accessing the Internet. It is communicating with the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and the Diskeeper service, using one of Windows' ports. IP address 127.0.0.1 is a loopback address for the local PC; messages sent to the loopback port go right back to the PC, not out to the internet. This means that DfrgNTFS.exe and DfrgFAT.exe (the NTFS and FAT defragment engines) are trying to communicate with the Diskeeper service on the local PC, through port 31038. The firewall sees this as Internet access. (taken from Diskeeper support service email to moi) what_the
diskkeeper scheduling
Executive Software Diskeeper, completly harmless very usful disk defrag tool  See also: Link Damien Jorgensen
diskeeper will not run without it being turned on. Raptorman
Completely Harmless, its for when you're running the programm "Diskeeper" Giorgi M
It does not try to access the internet, it just communicates by TCP on the local system. Kender
It is used for Diskeeper to keep your harddrive defraged  See also: Link Kelly
Harmless... tome
COmes with Diskeeper Defrag. Even if you remove it from startup, eventually it will run. Leland
play just for fun holdem online
The DKService.exe windows service is vital as it handles inter-component communications. It also addresses external communications (such as checking for product updates or transmitting report data to a Diskeeper Administrator console). The Diskeeper Service is set by default to "start" when the system boots up. By default, Diskeeper is also set to log actions of this service in the Windows Application Event Log. The preferred interface is up to the user.  See also: Link Hugo
Diskeeper Service for background tasks Kio
It's the Diskeeper service, indeed. It does open port 31038. Blocking it with a firewall does NOT affect Diskeeper's functionality.
If you have any new versions of Diskeeper this is the process that allows it to defragment using the idle system resources. It may look at though it is using vital resources if you check it when your system is idle, but that is it merely using what is not being used. To stop is from using idle resources simply change your options in diskeeper.  See also: Link Anthony M
If you elected to have your disk(s) defragmented automatically then this program will be running. If you don't like it, turn off auto defrag in Diskeeper. Richard
The DKService.exe windows service is vital as it handles inter-component communications. It also addresses external communications (such as checking for product updates or transmitting report data to a Diskeeper Administrator console). The Diskeeper Service is set by default to "start" when the system boots up. By default, Diskeeper is also set to log actions of this service in the Windows Application Event Log. The preferred interface is up to the user. It's not vital, so you can turn it off. But you have to run it when starting Disk Keeper again. PowerShot-x
this is a service used by diskeeper, but it tries to send some data to Internet to validate license and a valid key. Numa
Diskeeper isn't a security risk, but this process seems to be responsible for major performance-loss in games. Disable if unsure, and enable when you want to actually run Diskeeper. Drakovich
It is a most excellent program designed to defragment your hard drives and can also defrag. any of your removable drives. Set it to run manually and it will serve you better than any other program of it's kind. Try it , you will love it.  See also: Link Forrest Johnson
Part of Diskeeper software - communicates with/monitors system to keep HDs defragmented automatically. Dan
I was a recent beta tester for Executive Software's new and revolutionary Diskeeper's 2007 version. Bottom line: this is Diskeeper's active background running program that watches and defrags your hard drive as you work, tuning it to perfection in the 2007 Pro Premium version. DK technology works much better than the MS Defrag utulity, I might add. (Shame on those of you who jumped the gun and called this a dangerous file. A simple Google search would have alleviated your worries.)  See also: Link Ronmy
Diskeeper, nothing dangerous. Ace
It is a process which is associated Diskeeper, if you have installed Diskeeper then this will run if you have the active defrag option enabled. Riki
SAFE. Service is REQUIRED for Diskeeper to function. It connects to the internet only to check for updates.
DKSERVICE.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
It can potentially cause blue screens sometimes. PS
CPU Hog.  See also: Link David
A Windows Service responsible for managing schedules and product communications.  See also: Link Hugo
By DK's own admission this program phones home using port 31038 which it holds OPEN all the time to "LISTEN". It also addresses external communications (such as checking for product updates or transmitting report data to a Diskeeper Administrator console. I don't want this thing transmitting ANYTHING to an "Administrator". Oddly enough DK has a patch for this thing allegedly to alleviate the security hole it creates. Trust it if you want to but it's not for me. I don't care what Google says.  See also: Link Snapper Henry
**IMPORTANT** Diskeeper definitely listens on TCP port 31038 on ALL interfaces, not just loopback, meaning it is possible for anybody with access to your network to make a connection to your pc without your knowledge. This port is open at ALL times, no matter what settings are used. There is at least one known exploit that can be easily used to access protected data this way. It is unlikely that DK is abusing it, but there is NO LEGITIMATE reason for this software to exhibit that behavior. It is the result of poor programming at best. If you still use it, be sure you're behind a good firewall.  See also: Link Tim
It's an essential part of Diskeeper and it is in your PC's interests to allow Diskeeper to run in the way it was designed to. Yes, it uses resources in the short term but it will free resources in the long term. Denying it port access will achieve nothing, almost certainly you have other software running that also keep a port open. Jeremy
Harmless file required for Diskeeper defrag product. Some problems with various versions of older products hogging system resources. Newest product (Condusiv Technologies Diskeeper 12) works well with lots of configuration and scheduling options. Benefits SSD as well as spinning HD.  See also: Link Energy Guy

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