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What’s ddvSummaryGen.exe (DDV Summary Generation Tool)? Is it safe or a virus?

ddvSummaryGen.exe by Dell Technologies Inc. is a software application that is part of the Dell Digital Delivery program. This program allows users to download and install software, firmware, and drivers for their Dell products. The ddvSummaryGen.exe file is responsible for generating a summary of the digital delivery content available for a specific Dell product.

This summary provides users with a clear overview of the available updates and downloads, making it easier for them to manage and maintain their Dell devices. Essentially, ddvSummaryGen.exe helps streamline the process of keeping Dell products up to date and running smoothly.

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Who makes ddvSummaryGen.exe (DDV Summary Generation Tool)?

We’ve found Dell Technologies Inc. should be the publisher of ddvSummaryGen.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

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The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 14, 2024

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