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Program info

Estimated safety rating


dwm.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if dwm.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against potential security problems.

Executable file path


Normally, this program is located in C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is c9f14263af57159327792b07e89c57e8.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


dwm.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the entire power of current PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Desktop Window Manager

The description written in the program is Desktop Window Manager.

File version

 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700)

File version extracted from the file 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).


 Microsoft Corporation

Producer Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


dwm.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't operate in a kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.

Digitally signed


dwm.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to dwm.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.