The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the dmwu.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
Description: Dmwu.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The dmwu.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,156,400 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 1,008,496 bytes and 21 more variants.
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. Dmwu.exe is not a Windows system file. Dmwu.exe is a Verisign signed file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Dmwu.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name dmwu.exe, for example not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Perinet.d (detected by Kaspersky), and Artemis!A2DB00AC4BE1 or Artemis!18ED81DDC13A (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the dmwu.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dmwu. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the dmwu.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.