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What’s dsregcmd.exe (DSREG commandline tool)? Is it safe or a virus?

Dsregcmd.exe is a command-line tool used by Microsoft Windows to manage device registration in Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune. It allows users to perform various actions related to device registration, such as joining a device to Azure AD, checking the registration status of a device, or refreshing the device registration.

This tool is commonly used in enterprise environments to ensure that devices are properly registered and compliant with organizational policies. By using dsregcmd.exe, administrators can effectively manage device registration and ensure a secure and well-integrated environment for their organization.

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Who makes dsregcmd.exe (DSREG commandline tool)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of dsregcmd.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.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

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: February 5, 2024

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