dwm.exe - Is dwm.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is dwm.exe?
Purpose of dwm.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: dwm.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
DWM.exe is a program which was most likely preinstalled on your computer when you purchased it. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This dwm.exe file is called the desktop windows manager, and it is from Microsoft and found on Windows Vista computers or later versions like Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. The purpose of this file is to assist with graphics and the Aero interface. This file is considered safe and is not virus, adware, or spyware related. Visit dwm.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the dwm.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file can be found on your computer at C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exe


  • Is dwm.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is dwm.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove dwm.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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