dwm.exe

Process name: Desktop Window Manager

Application using this process: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

dwm.exe

Process name: Desktop Window Manager

Application using this process: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

dwm.exe


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Process name: Desktop Window Manager

Application using this process: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

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What is dwm.exe doing on my computer?

dwm.exe is a Desktop Window Manager from Microsoft Corporation belonging to Microsoft® Windows® Operating System.

dwm.exe is the Desktop Window Manager and is responsible for the graphical effects in Microsoft Windows Vista operating system such as 3D effects, live windows previews and windows transparencies.

The Aero interface in Windows Vista can be quite taxing on system performace in certain computers and you can switch it off or reduce the screen resolution to increase performance.

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dwm.exe is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed. Check your system now to identify unused processes that are slowing down your computer.
dwm.exe

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Is dwm.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Check your computer for viruses or other malware infected files.
dwm.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove dwm.exe?

Since dwm.exe is a system process it should not be stopped. The process is required for your PC to work properly. Scan Windows processes now to identify unused processes that are affecting your PC’s performance.

Is dwm.exe CPU intensive?

This process is considered to be CPU intensive. Without proper management, CPU intensive processes can manipulate system resources causing speed loss. To protect your computer from CPU manipulation, we recommend that you SpeedUpMyPC’s Speed Tools to effectively improve your PC’s performance.

Why is dwm.exe giving me errors?

System process issues are mainly a result of conflicting applications running on your PC. Consider uninstalling any applications you are not using and using SpeedUpMyPC to scan your system for unused process and services.







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