82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Direct User Switching?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0001%


1.6 50.00%
1.5.1 50.00%

Direct User Switching


Direct User Switching is a software program developed by Way Beyond Computing Ltd. The most common release is 1.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named dust.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 783.94 KB (802,755 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 71% of users of Direct User Switching come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Romania.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.WayBeyondUK.com
Help link: www.WayBeyondUK.com/DUST/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\way beyond computing\dust
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BB7E2762-C77C-
Estimated size: 783.94 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Direct User Switching

Program executable:dust.exe
Direct User Switching Task
Path:C:\Program Files\way beyond computing\dust\dust.exe
Additional files:
  • DUST.dll - DUST (Direct User Switching Task)
  • DUSTcmd.exe - DUST Command Line Tool
  • DUSTcpl.exe - DUST Control Panel Launcher
  • DUSTsvc.exe - Direct User Switching Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DUSTsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Direct User Switching Service' (DUST-Main) "Provides various capabilities for the Direct User Switching Task (DUST).".

How do I remove Direct User Switching?

Quickly and completely remove Direct User Switching from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Direct User Switching from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Direct User Switching, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Direct User Switching.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  France 14.29%
  Romania 14.29%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.