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What is dvdaccss.sys?

dvdaccss.sys is part of DVDAccss Driver and developed by Apple Computer, Inc. according to the dvdaccss.sys version information.

dvdaccss.sys's description is "DVDAccss Driver"

dvdaccss.sys is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about dvdaccss.sys.

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Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameDVDAccss Driver
Company nameApple Computer, Inc.
File descriptionDVDAccss Driver
Internal nameDVDAccss.sys
Original filenameDVDAccss.sys
Legal copyrightCopyright © Apple Computer, Inc. 20..
Product version1.5
File version1.5

The following is the available information on dvdaccss.sys:

Product nameDVDAccss Driver
Company nameApple Computer, Inc.
File descriptionDVDAccss Driver
Internal nameDVDAccss.sys
Original filenameDVDAccss.sys
Legal copyrightCopyright © Apple Computer, Inc. 2000-2002
Product version1.5
File version1.5

Digital signatures [?]

dvdaccss.sys is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 46 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the dvdaccss.sys file.

None of the 46 anti-virus programs detected the dvdaccss.sys file.

Folder name variants

dvdaccss.sys may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\. The most common variants are listed below:

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with dvdaccss.sys. 60% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 50 users.

User vote results: There were 30 votes to remove and 20 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

David Edwards writes

2 thumbs

I get an error message that DVDAccss is missing. I checked the driver folder and indeed it is not there. What does this file do? Is it necessary? My computer seems to run fine without it. I'm running Windows XP.

# 23 Apr 2010, 16:38

Janie Dollison writes

0 thumbs

I am having problems: I am hearing impaired so I cant call, 'MICROSOFT OFFICE SMALL BUSINESS EDITION 2003' keeps coming up all the time.. drives me crazy.. also DVDACCSS comes up when I open AOL.. AOL cant help me. they told me to contact Microsoft.. which I did several times, with no response back to me.. I need help.. I cant get my pc fixed right now.. on a budget.. Please email me.. help :)

# 6 Apr 2011, 14:20

GP Jones writes

0 thumbs

Have a theory, based on timing of 'file loss err message' versus arival of 'malware' hijacking of which site I choose. (Theirs now pops up, un-wanted.)

I think dvdaccss is a legit file used by apple quicktime , but destroys it 'cause it gets in the way of their obnoxious, criminal hijack routine.

# 19 Aug 2013, 17:30

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