Desktop Window Manager

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.


Dwm.exe creates new records and folders in the Windows registry. Check your system performance to eliminate possible application conflicts and system failures. Free scan for PC issues (Special offer. See more information about Outbyte, uninstall instructions, EULA and Privacy Policy)


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

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dwm.exe has the following rating: 5.0
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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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