Is dwm.exe virus or not? - more about security threats and solutions
How to recognize if there is a virus in your XP, Vista or Windows7 process named dwm.exe
dwm.exe: First of all, think about origin of your dwm.exe. If you got it from manufacturer (CD, manufacturer's website), the risk is relativelly low. If you downloaded dwm.exe from untrusted, anonymous or hackers website, the risk is high. We have no evidence if dwm.exe contains virus. Also, if your computer is already infected, some viruses CAN infect other executables, including 'innocent' ones. If you're in doubts, follow this guide:
1) always use good antivirus program and check your file with it.
2) If you want an extra security, try to check any particular file with multi-antivirus scanners, like www.virustotal.com - those free services will scan the file you upload with tens of antiviruses.
3) Also, check the file size and/or version with the list here - if the usage of your version is too low, it is suspicious.
More useful links which may help you to know: , how to solve typical problems with dwm.exe error (more specific is dwm.exe application error) You should know about how to remove dwm.exe. Solve problems with dwm.exe not responding. Typical Windows message: dwm.exe high cpu. Damaged file: dwm.exe is corrupted.
Main article: dwm.exe
What is dwm.exe - purpose and description:
dwm.exe is a feature found on newer Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows Vista and Windows 7, to create special graphics effects like live window previews and the Aero Glass effect on your windows.
Security risk rating: N/A (not available)
Note: The security risk rating is based on user's opinions. This is not our recommendation or adwice any way. Please use your own mind and think twice :-)
Trojan and malware info: N/A
Typical errors: File not found, An error occured in file, Not responding, Application Error 0x , Howto delete, stop, run, remove and find the file...
- N/A is an abbreviation for "Not available". That means that now we have no information if this process is harmful or not.
- There is almost unlimited numbers of messages that should appear while you're running the software. We selected only the typical ones here :)
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Summary: 10 users rated this process. Average security risk: Average
Average user rating of dwm.exe: based on 10 votes and/or 10 reviews.
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Available version list table, select the version you have on your PC:
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