What is dvzmsgr.exe? Should I remove it?

Dvzmsgr.exe – a part of DataViz Documents to Go application

Dvzmsgr.exe, under the name of DataViz Messenger, is a standard component of Documents To Go software, which allows users to access word, Excel, and other documents remotely. This process is set to be launched every time Windows is launched, although it is not a part of the Windows operating system – it can be either disabled or removed if required.

The file itself is used to deliver updates to the installed software automatically, which is generally a good practice.  However, it is also known that the component might be used to gather user information and send it to software authors. Besides, since it is launched with every computer startup, which can slow down your machine or use too many resources.

Name Dvzmsgr.exe
Type Application file
Related software Documents To Go
Location C:\Windows\DvzCommon or C:\Windows
Problems Starts automatically at computer startup
Elimination Uninstall the related program via the Control Panel or disable the automatic startup via the Task Manager
Error fix If you experience errors, crashes, or other Windows issues, we recommend you fix them automatically with ReimageIntego

This set of applications is used to connect your Palm handheld with a computer, synchronize and manage it. Although this file is not a critical part of Documents To Go, you should keep it on your computer in order to allow the software to work properly.

Nonetheless, just like any other file, it might cause users concerns. First of all, you might not want the app to transfer your data automatically, although keep in mind that only anonymous information is collected, for example:

  • Links clicked
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Searches
  • Ads interacted with
  • Technical device details, etc.

If anything, IT giants such as Google or Facebook are known to gather a lot of data about their users, some of which is personal, such as email or other contact details. Therefore, if you are not bothered about this, you should not get yourself concerned about privacy issues. Also, keep in mind that this component helps the installed software be updated automatically,  which is a good thing.

However, you might come across a much more serious issue, and that is excessive resource consumption. It is not a secret that various background processes can cause various anomalies within Windows operating systems, such as high CPU or high memory usage. This can cause a computer not to function as intended – lag, slowdowns, and overheating are common results of such behavior.

In such a case, you should probably remove Dvzmsgr.exe along with its parent application. Alternatively, you can disable it from being started each time you reboot your PC. If the problems persist, we recommend employing ReimageIntego to automatically find and fix issues with your computer.

Here is where all these background processes coming from

If you would open the Task Manager, you should see numerous entries. Some of these represent components that belong to third-party applications that you have installed on your system, while others, such as Dllhost.exe or Msiexec.exe, belong to the Windows system that allows it operated as intended.

Unfortunately, some of these processes can be mimicked by malicious programs that run in the background, therefore it is always important to research each of the EXE files or processes you do not recognize. Everything that runs in the background of your PC is likely harmless, although you should never ignore signs of potential malware infection, for example, high CPU/memory usage of certain processes, crashes, Blue Screen of Death errors, etc.

Therefore, ensure that your system is protected by robust anti-malware software, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. Security apps would prevent you from getting infected with most of the malware.

Terminate Dvzmsgr.exe if you are facing problems with it

As already mentioned, if you are not bothered too much about data gathering and you do not have any high CPU/RAM consumption when it comes to this process, you should not remove Dvzmsgr.exe to provide the main software full capabilities. However, if you do face issues or simply do not want it gathering your data, you can disable it via the Task Manager:

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc
  • Go to Startup tab
  • Right-click on the program (in this case, Documents To Go) and select Disable.

By doing this, you would stop the process from being started automatically. Alternatively, you can uninstall the application as per usual steps.

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