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What is dgnsvc.exe?

Part of Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance Communications

What is it?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Service for Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a speech recognition software package developed and sold by Nuance Communications for Windows PCs. NaturallySpeaking uses a minimal user interface. As an example, dictated words appear in a floating tooltip as they are spoken, and when the speaker pauses, the program transcribes the words into the active window at the location of the cursor.
Description of dgnsvc.exe from Nuance Communications
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five times faster than typing on the keyboard. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home speech recognition software ignites new levels of creativity and convenience by letting you interact with your PC using your voice. Dragon recognizes what you say and how you say it so you can turn talk into text and enjoy using your voice to command your PC and applications. Say words and they appear on your screen - three times faster than typing. Use your favorite applications to dictate documents, send email, search the Web, or network with friends and family. Speak simple voice commands to launch applications, select menu items, "press" keys, save files, or switch from one window to another.
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How does dgnsvc.exe run?

Service - dgnsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'DragonSvc' (Dragon Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Dragon Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the dgnsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of dgnsvc.exe users, 14.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dgnsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU60.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.13 MB RAM5.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\nuance\dgnsvc.exe

Are there other versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking ?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications provides speech and imaging applications. Current business products focus on server & embedded speech recognition, telephone call steerin More...
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File details

File name: dgnsvc.exe
Publisher: Nuance Communications, Inc. (verified)
Name: Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Description: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Service
Size: 303.89 KB
Original file name: DgnSvc

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/6/2008
Expiration date: 6/7/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000120915%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000060458%
User CPU: 0.00000604576452%
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 116,324,155
CPU cycle count /min: 347,307
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 46.96 MB
Peak committed memory: 50.75 MB
Paged memory: 1.13 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.32 MB
Paged system memory: 93.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.84 KB
Working set memory: 184 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.57 MB
Min working set memory: 120 KB
Private memory: 1.13 MB
Handle count average: 110
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nuance\dgnsvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Dragon Service
Service name: DragonSvc
Service type: Win32ShareProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Dragon NaturallySpeaking Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 78675536d8b6e2d96b59196c2be3ebf2
SHA-1: 173340fe70d1e12df5c7169e51ed5fab1de1733e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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