"dwm.exe" Process on Windows 8
What is the "dwm.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "dwm.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "dwm.exe" process?
"dwm.exe - Desktop Window Manager" process 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 created by the "Desktop Window Manager Session Manager" service through "svchost.exe"
On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "dwm.exe" process may be listed as:
Image Name PID Memory Description dwm.exe 916 51,116 K Desktop Window Manager
Additional information about "dwm.exe" process:
Command line: C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exe Started by: svchost.exe Files used: C:\Windows\System32 C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat Registry keys: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager HKCU\Software\Classes HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
"dwm.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "dwm.exe" process.
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