dwmapi-dll - Is dwmapi-dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is dwmapi-dll?
Purpose of dwmapi-dll:



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: dwmapi-dll

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
dwmapi-dll is a file which may have been on your PC since the day your bought it. The correct file location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This dwmapi-dll file is part of Microsoft Windows and it's known as manager related software. Sometimes you may see error messages in windows related to this that say Could not find dwmapi.dll" or "Cannot find C:\Windows\System32\\dwmapi.dll". This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware or virus related software or app. Visit dwmapi.dll 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 dwmapi-dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can find this file on your drive at WINDOWS\system32 file path.


  • Is dwmapi-dll 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 dwmapi-dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove dwmapi-dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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