cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
  • ×
    Information
    Need Windows 11 help?
    Check documents and videos on compatibility, FAQs, upgrade information and available fixes.Windows 11 Support Center.
  • post a message
  • ×
    Information
    Need Windows 11 help?
    Check documents and videos on compatibility, FAQs, upgrade information and available fixes.Windows 11 Support Center.
  • post a message
The HP Calculator Community Message Board is moving. While we prepare for the move, we are unable to accept new postings. During the move, you can look for help from other users by visiting https://www.hpmuseum.org/ . Or if you need technical support for your calculator visit: HP Calculators. .
alvdeluqq
New member
1 0 0 0
Message 1 of 4
3,288
Flag Post

DST.exe is blocked by Windows defender. Is it a safe file or how can I get rid of the notification

HP Recommended
Pavilion x360 Convertible 14-dw0xxx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows defender tells me that a DST.exe file has been blocked. I've run a virus scan and it can't find any virus on my computer. 

 

This is the message from Windows Defender:

image.png

 

As you can see, the file seems to be located in \Device\Harddisk0\DR0. But I can't manage to find that path

 

Is this file something I want to run on my computer or should I get rid of it?  If I should get rid of the file how can I get rid of it?

 

On the other hand, searching with the file explorer I found a DST.exe located in the path: Users\aluna\AppData\Local\Temp\HPDIAGS\64819556-07a0-42c4-a925-bba17af6db61

 

image.png

 

I don't know if it is the same or not, what should I do?

 

When I try to open it as an administrator it says that is signed by HP...

Thank you!

3 REPLIES 3
Danigar
New member
1 1 0 1
Message 2 of 4
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Same problem here. I get this message from time to time and don't know what to do. Should we unblock that file in Windows Defender?

Was this reply helpful? Yes No
JohnT01
New member
1 1 0 1
Message 3 of 4
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Did anyone ever reply to your question?  I am also having the same issue.  HELP!!!!

Was this reply helpful? Yes No
Ro-gelio
Level 1
12 8 0 0
Message 4 of 4
Flag Post
HP Recommended

It should be ok, DST most likely stands for "Drive Self Test" which is part of your HP Diagnostic software tools, which is a trusted software on your PC. Try reinstalling the app and/or allowing it as needed through your antivirus scan software settings. 

Was this reply helpful? Yes No
Warning Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers and/or email addresses on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation