What is dds.scr?

dds.scr is part of D D S and developed by Swearware according to the dds.scr version information.

dds.scr's description is "DDS, Doesn't Do Squat"

dds.scr is usually located in the 'C:\Users\D\DOWNLO~1\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected dds.scr.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on dds.scr:

Product nameD D S
Company nameSwearware
File descriptionDDS, Doesn't Do Squat
Internal namedds.exe
Original filenamedds.exe
Legal copyrightsUBs
File version2011.08.26.01

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameD D S
Company nameSwearware
File descriptionDDS, Doesn't Do Squat
Internal namedds.exe
Original filenamedds.exe
Legal copyrightsUBs
File version2011.08.26.01

Digital signatures [?]

dds.scr is not signed.

VirusTotal report

5 of the 47 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the dds.scr file. That's a 11% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Avast Win32:Malware-gen
GData Win32.Trojan.Agent.NHNEC0
Norman Suspicious_Gen4.CGKKC
Rising Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BD2A08
5 of the 47 anti-virus programs detected the dds.scr file.

dds.scr removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove dds.scr with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the dds.scr file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that dds.scr has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate dds.scr in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the dds.scr file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate dds.scr in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the dds.scr file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If dds.scr still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If dds.scr is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If dds.scr still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that dds.scr no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Folder name variants

dds.scr may also be located in other folders than C:\Users\D\DOWNLO~1\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


What will you do with dds.scr?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with dds.scr:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with dds.scr. 75% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 12 users.

User vote results: There were 9 votes to remove and 3 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with dds.scr. Only 12 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.


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.

febz writes

0 thumbs

Some people suggest other to install ddr...


# 18 Feb 2014, 17:57

Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

@febz: I think the detections could be false positives. I find it unlikely that the site where dds.scr is downloaded from (bleepingcomputer.com) would host malware.

I scanned dds.scr again, and 3 of the anti-virus programs are now detected it:


* Kingsoft Win32.HeurC.KVM003.a.(kcloud) 20140219
* Norman Rootkit.FAQK 20140219
* Rising PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BD2A08!347941384 20140218

# 19 Feb 2014, 0:52

dawn writes

0 thumbs

This program is safe, but it was designed in an unconventional way (using a screensaver extension to bypass malware which may have control over the system). People don't always use it correctly, so it causes problems and gets mis-marked as malware by anti-virus programs.

"BleepingComputer Review: DDS is a program that will scan your computer and create logs that can be used to display various startup, configuration, and file information from your computer. This program is used in our security forum to provide a detailed overview of what programs are automatically starting when you start Windows. The program will also display information about the computer that will allow us to quickly ascertain whether or not malware may be running on your computer."

MajorGeeks: Download and instructions for using it.

# 17 Feb 2015, 1:13

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