What is Dwm.exe?

Dwm.exe is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the Dwm.exe version information.

Dwm.exe's description is "Desktop Window Manager"

Dwm.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows.

Dwm.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\system32\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on Dwm.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionDesktop Window Manager
Internal namedwm.exe
Original filenamedwm.exe.mui
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version6.1.7057.0
File version6.1.7057.0 (winmain.090305-2000)

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionDesktop Window Manager
Internal namedwm.exe
Original filenamedwm.exe.mui
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version6.1.7057.0
File version6.1.7057.0 (winmain.090305-2000)

Digital signatures [?]

Dwm.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Verification PCA
Certificate serial number6101c6c1000000000007

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5a6d72f58adc614b4e26eceec221dda2d
SHA256fff37ff7ac657e1e075696a150b9d6f15633101c9a3f51492da8cc70f8561282

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to dwm.exe:

dwm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

dwm.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Desktop Window Manager has stopped working.

End Program - dwm.exe. This program is not responding.

dwm.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

dwm.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with Dwm.exe. 17% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 47 users.

User vote results: There were 8 votes to remove and 39 votes to keep

Malware or legitimate?

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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1 thumb

This is a legitimate file from Microsoft.

# 24 Mar 2009, 7:40

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