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What is dwm.exe? Dwm.exe?

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Microsoft
Vendor Website:      http://www.microsoft.com/
Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: Dwm.exe is Vista's Desktop Window Manager. Shutdown will cause loss of special effects.

dwm.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.


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dwm.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 6.97%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 27 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
dwm.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x505bf4d1cadeb8d4f8bcd08d944de25d 6/26/2022 8:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
2 Status 0x01dd1004181fd46ecdc3628228eb269d 11/17/2021 11:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 80 KB
3 Status 0xe87b968f3d49117445893eb0503fe34f 4/7/2019 7:08:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Dwm.exe 81 KB
4 Status 0x59903071d7ace6a02093c47e9e38af97 8/7/2018 9:53:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Dwm.exe 80 KB
5 Status 0xb8e906729417dc870cb67b0005bb3206 1/22/2017 11:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 0 KB
6 Status 0x5374baa26a1cf28ae45446e2ccd1391e 9/18/2016 8:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 93 KB
7 Status 0xc9f14263af57159327792b07e89c57e8 5/23/2016 8:19:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 0 KB
8 Status 0x46dca9d32a545fc96e5d2fca9b3c5f42 9/23/2015 5:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 91 KB
9 Status 0xa13f28ac30edceef74e7f0fe06724fbb 5/28/2015 9:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
10 Status 0xad28db60c648e419ba605080ad3098db 2/24/2013 12:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 117 KB
11 Status 0x0763007aa6f6a067f914e3e0fe16b18e 7/11/2012 5:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
12 Status 0x0ea3485bf70ca74dde266a0f3745769f 5/25/2012 1:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 107 KB
13 Status 0x5928efd79247bc1dcafe5060a236418f 2/8/2012 10:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 117 KB
14 Status 0xdea87d1f171da986b343c36f773a477d 2/3/2012 11:27:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Dwm.exe 81 KB
15 Status 0x07cfcf1de551b9bb740830ee458ad65a 1/2/2012 4:51:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 80 KB
16 Status 0x5bc888feb62915d68bad8928e0050537 11/24/2011 8:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 80 KB
17 Status 0xd4d06486d65ab16dfe57b69f72992921 9/9/2011 4:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 108 KB
18 Status 0xf8248796d64a7ecb3e6942cdbdec94d8 8/30/2011 7:46:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 139 KB
19 Status 0x0fd5f57f9a099c281b84a70363053435 8/21/2011 11:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 99 KB
20 Status 0x9bc42a03a71ddea7c66df15d00354af7 8/7/2011 5:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 93 KB
21 Status 0xe88a4827d194f101890d6c2308185e89 8/7/2011 12:51:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 91 KB
22 Status 0x7879899db29facffd158f95ae4ed81ed 7/18/2011 4:02:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Dwm.exe 80 KB
23 Status 0x3bc2a179bc6c6b1b98c9282db3180aa4 5/3/2011 2:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
24 Status 0xbc1a116f126e5c6c922622229e77d49e 4/16/2011 6:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 93 KB
25 Status 0xc0c206234e8db6275918e72c1426b6ff 3/26/2011 1:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB


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