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All of us paranoid people keep a very close eye on what processes are running in the background. I already took a look at
Today I'm hoping to explain to you guys what dfssvc is.
What is it?
Distributed File System
What does it do?
Distributed File System does for servers and shares what file systems
do for hard disks. File systems provide uniform named access to
collections of sectors on disks; Dfs provides a uniform naming
convention and mapping for collections of servers, shares, and files.
Thus, Dfs makes it possible to organize file servers and their shares
into a logical hierarchy, making it considerably easier for a large
corporation to manage and use its information resources. In addition,
Dfs is not limited to a single file protocol and can support the
mapping of servers, shares, and files, regardless of the file client
being used, provided that the client supports the native server and
You CAN end this process through task manager!
The dfssvc.exe which is from Microsoft is located in the c:windowsSystem32 folder. We've been unable to find any threats that run as dfssvc to trick you.