What is SWDUMon.sys?

SWDUMon.sys is digitally signed by SlimWare Utilities Inc..

SWDUMon.sys is usually located in the 'c:\WINDOWS\LastGood\system32\DRIVERS\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about SWDUMon.sys.

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Vendor and version information [?]

SWDUMon.sys does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

SWDUMon.sys has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameSlimWare Utilities Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number7849657a1719539e1882587e1354b115

VirusTotal report

None of the 67 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SWDUMon.sys file.

None of the 67 anti-virus programs detected the SWDUMon.sys file.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with SWDUMon.sys. 80% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 287 users.

User vote results: There were 230 votes to remove and 57 votes to keep

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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.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Theodore Hammond writes

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SWDUMon.sys is the driver for Slimware driver utility which is a cloud based driver utility which keeps it always up to date with all the most current drivers. This is the best driver utility I have ever used.

# 1 Apr 2012, 12:17

+tom+ writes

0 thumbs

swdumon ??? I still don't know from the comments left here

# 29 Sep 2014, 7:50

G.Lázaro Gay writes

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I instaled and desinstalled the Driver Update Utility of SlimWare Utilities, and today the DrWeb cureit antivirus detected SWDUMon.sys as file unwanted.

# 22 Nov 2014, 11:03

Roger Karlsson writes

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Seems DrWeb is the only anti-virus program that detects this file. It could be a false positive. What do you think?

# 19 Dec 2014, 2:49

**Ken** writes

2 thumbs

While this file may or may not be a problem, the program is a problem. I have learned from 20+ years of experience that updating drivers can cause more harm than good. "If it's not broke, don't fix it." Drivers should only be updated to address a SPECIFIC problem, not updated at random. PLUS, there are many ads and programs that claim to update drivers and actually infect the computer with adware and malware and then demand money. Many of my customers have fallen prey to this scam. Best bet is to steer clear of ALL ads and programs wanting to update drivers, software, or speed up your computer. Most are scams.

# 24 Mar 2015, 8:31

**Tom** writes

2 thumbs

Adware Cleaner found it and I deleted it. Perhaps coincidentally my iTunes synched with my iPhone 6 for the first time in a week and the computer has not frozen up during a synch/backup yet. To be fair, I forced a reboot on the iPhone, unauthorized and reauthorized my PC in iTunes as well, so this may have been a coincidence.

# 7 Jun 2015, 6:34

Leon writes

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Adware Cleaner removed it here as well an Google and internet explorer started working again.

# 2 Dec 2015, 10:50

Edw writes

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Definitely a malware. It's return every times you delete it, have no use and i never wanted to download it.
I scanned and deleted it two times, he returned.
Chrome keeps opening randomly to show some weird russian website, and until Avast complete scan end, i think it's likely the responsible one.

# 22 Aug 2018, 4:32

Roger Karlsson writes

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Currently the file is detected as "Trojan.Agent/Gen-NumTemp" by SUPERAntiSpyware.

I've resubmitted SWDUMon.sys for a scan at VirusTotal. The results should be available in 5-15 minutes.

# 24 Aug 2018, 5:22

steve writes

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Had problems with slow startup and clicking on icons not opening them. Removed it with ADW cleaner and problem solved.

# 29 Mar 2019, 18:14

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