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Desktop Window Manager

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dwm.exe. What is it?

The dwm.exe is a Desktop Window Manager.

This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Dwm.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Dwm.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 82,944 bytes.


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General Information

Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Microsoft CorporationProcess: Desktop Window ManagerPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): subfolder in %WINDOWS%
Keywords(s): system, hiddenFilesize(s): 82,944 bytes, 82,432 bytes, 81,920 bytes, 94,720 bytes, 83,456 bytes, 92,672 bytes, 91,648 bytes

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dwm.exe has the following rating: 5.0
based on 2 user opinions.
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by Ryan H on Mar 9, 2010 at 05:35 PM

As of version, Dwm.exe has a "Trustworthy" rating, as it should.

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by TomF on Aug 4, 2009 at 09:55 PM

Auslogics Task Manager (latest version as of this writing) tells me it has an "unknown" rating.

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