"dwm.exe" Process on Windows 7
What is the "dwm.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "dwm.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "dwm.exe" process?
"dwm.exe" process represents "Desktop Window Manager" program. "dwm.exe" is responsible for the graphical effects such as live window previews and a glass-like frame around windows (Aero Glass), without draining your CPU. A DWM-capable graphics card is required to enable the 3D effects, as well as Aero Glass.
"dwm.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "svchost" as shown in the process tree below:
Boot wininit services svchost dwm
On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "dwm.exe" process may be listed as:
Image Name Memory Description -------------------- ---------- ----------- dwm.exe 40,748 K Desktop Window Manager
Additional information about "dwm.exe" process:
Command line: "C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe" Programe file information: Name: dwm.exe Location: C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe Description: Desktop Window Manager Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) Size: 120320 bytes Last modified: 7/13/2009 9:39:08 PM Company Name: Microsoft Corporation Some data files used: C:\Windows\System32 C:\Windows\System32\en-US\dwm.exe.mui C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat C:\Windows\System32\en-US\user32.dll.mui Some registry keys used: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups Some DLL libraries used: C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll C:\windows\system32\UxTheme.dll C:\windows\system32\IMM32.dll
"dwm.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "dwm.exe" process.
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