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What is dwm.exe? Dwm.exe

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Microsoft
Vendor Website:      http://www.microsoft.com/
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: Dwm.exe is Vista's Desktop Window Manager. Shutdown will cause loss of special effects.

dwm.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 6.97%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 27 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
dwm.exe

MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0xe87b968f3d49117445893eb0503fe34f More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 14 68 293 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x505bf4d1cadeb8d4f8bcd08d944de25d More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 2356 14090 68461 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x59903071d7ace6a02093c47e9e38af97 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 21 84 435 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x01dd1004181fd46ecdc3628228eb269d More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 406 2411 13531 Not Applicable
5 Status 0xf162d5f5e845b9dc352dd1bad8cef1bc More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 16114 95705 452365 Not Applicable
6 Status 0xb4bbc6e4998042ef21437eed52ec0273 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 3 22 78 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x0cbf0748b3f6c978233bbdd1d9d6a023 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 14 115 598 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x449f5ab17863698f12f0bc8e99079aa6 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 200 1144 6256 Not Applicable
9 Status 0xec29ca52113ef803339b1680593390f0 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 5 9 54 Not Applicable
10 Status 0xbd5debbe43a492cc75d25af43e686d17 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 18 61 319 Not Applicable
11 Status 0x2e3340a90140e1f0965dad96c5b28a41 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 28 215 1039 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x06867ec4241092ec3b82e4525fd7940e More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 1 9 66 Not Applicable
13 Status 0x81fc187b779d59e4fd2f646bb03ebf03 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 330 2138 10767 Not Applicable
14 Status 0xd9ac3bae05224c5a7d7c3f0eb5c51b86 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 5 33 143 Not Applicable
15 Status 0xfb59867a51a84a0a61462809d45a4191 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 4 77 546 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x5374baa26a1cf28ae45446e2ccd1391e More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 3 11 43 Not Applicable
17 Status 0x8289a9256d281a341509fc69c1f742c3 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 3 47 178 Not Applicable
18 Status 0xbb481fe489428821b192ccd0c8cdd937 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 30 270 1165 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x46dca9d32a545fc96e5d2fca9b3c5f42 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 8 61 270 Not Applicable
20 Status 0xc206c9dbfc34afd367dd150d979a5185 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 162 919 5013 Not Applicable
21 Status 0xc89f159a577f19f7f03c73c98d29d841 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 100 705 3620 Not Applicable
22 Status 0x89abd6a482445e2cb887f1fa02f60f28 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 1 37 176 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x3bfa4ba3851db6baa699b893b1c6ac7e More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 24 121 673 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x7c58d437f828b75330490e39ce5e109b More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 244 1323 10527 Not Applicable
25 Status 0xcf00b5a89ec670354c05160b3eeb5f22 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 19 100 681 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x2b6d7a9caeda499838e09e8a0678c90d More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 2514 10033 46297 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x54e37fc192c91473f368bba7f218a3f2 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 58 315 1677 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x48dbd41157f17789e6d202623c08caa4 More File Information 2/22/2018 Unsigned 4 15 23 Not Applicable
29 Status 0xc9f14263af57159327792b07e89c57e8 More File Information 2/21/2018 Unsigned 0 12 60 Not Applicable
30 Status 0xe671a993bb6bd11969d9b4df8504dfc9 More File Information 2/21/2018 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
31 Status 0x9e01428fb44e45e857ac3a38b1748868 More File Information 2/20/2018 Unsigned 0 11 74 Not Applicable
32 Status 0x4b43afaf238423a5573b926b7ef5102e More File Information 2/20/2018 Unsigned 0 8 75 Not Applicable
33 Status 0x6aa00974d0f05be6e03e2ffa3f200570 More File Information 2/19/2018 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
34 Status 0x74b7447ba92edaeadaea88d4511cdd71 More File Information 2/18/2018 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
35 Status 0xc355e151b0f09bd0cc038e51d88af6b6 More File Information 2/18/2018 Unsigned 0 48 48 Not Applicable
36 Status 0x0b6d857aa8c03ac17c19d69543d989c7 More File Information 2/17/2018 Unsigned 0 7 27 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x57fcf5b7c6e86b93a4e96ff0b56d9f89 More File Information 2/14/2018 Unsigned 0 0 3 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x4bb7fe07271bdbc05df55784bd59f9ac More File Information 2/14/2018 Signed 0 0 301 Not Applicable
39 Status 0xf7deb2fed7f875b0ecba62370fa841a3 More File Information 2/14/2018 Unsigned 0 0 29 Not Applicable
40 Status 0xab218de0fe63b7d4dfd60345949a8118 More File Information 2/14/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
41 Status 0x0e80e039f072d7c5e6d1b2a1748b4b0e More File Information 2/14/2018 Signed 0 0 1 Not Applicable
42 Status 0x4c643c2cb62e685bdc4a5963de66f351 More File Information 2/11/2018 Unsigned 0 0 26 Not Applicable
43 Status 0xea31087df350769cfe12b5abfeacd599 More File Information 2/10/2018 Unsigned 0 0 7 Not Applicable
44 Status 0xbb966d9ca7e2289a9409b89356054031 More File Information 2/9/2018 Unsigned 0 0 67 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
45 Status 0x6d1b2deda234b0ac79fede986b5ca733 More File Information 2/8/2018 Unsigned 0 0 6 Not Applicable
46 Status 0xa54b799e4137a6fb1c05576c45a9e8a1 More File Information 2/7/2018 Unsigned 0 0 5 Not Applicable
47 Status 0xbca7cd012960dc5b177f432a93f1c0ec More File Information 2/7/2018 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
48 Status 0x26540edc177a7baddc7543bd51a741d7 More File Information 2/6/2018 Unsigned 0 0 3 Not Applicable
49 Status 0xb8e906729417dc870cb67b0005bb3206 More File Information 2/6/2018 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
50 Status 0xa13f28ac30edceef74e7f0fe06724fbb More File Information 2/4/2018 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
51 Status 0x83863be5c992709747c61c5a36aa61e6 More File Information 2/3/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
52 Status 0xe6eb2f040338f7a0726242a0cf27c329 More File Information 2/3/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
53 Status 0x307298c29430ccd6236c337aa1f73cd7 More File Information 1/31/2018 Unsigned 0 0 8 Not Applicable
54 Status 0x505a2cc9503a936ccd1ff21d71ca3bdf More File Information 1/31/2018 Signed 0 0 60 Not Applicable
55 Status 0x160c9dedf64586335cfe1ccf6f1319da More File Information 1/29/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
56 Status 0x8395319c8e91d82230de1f0f7854718b More File Information 1/27/2018 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
57 Status 0xb82138f8940c4d7dc64ec480b09c8f03 More File Information 1/27/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
58 Status 0x3138dcd08d7064e43278b11c58923e74 More File Information 1/26/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
59 Status 0x5c836a7d6dd0a6b288351402d1127402 More File Information 1/25/2018 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
60 Status 0xd9148c08816acefebbf2970135975b8c More File Information 1/21/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
61 Status 0x68f422fe0f31df5d2282b31fee8cdc20 More File Information 1/21/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x405442cf4015a65bd031e9b985e8308c More File Information 1/21/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
63 Status 0x0e6418e225cd3f83c0983439b6484bfa More File Information 1/21/2018 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
64 Status 0x9a4ea3cf78926438b2f59652ed94528f More File Information 1/10/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
65 Status 0x69da681aa959244dc4522fddf05f86c3 More File Information 1/9/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
66 Status 0x850b6370410966d9d66e73178816c34c More File Information 1/8/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
67 Status 0xbbf2d731cb9db44b43e93e749a7db405 More File Information 1/8/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
68 Status 0xada972ec17991d5e1b9baf19168ed80d More File Information 1/5/2018 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
69 Status 0x8132cfb9980add25d3c2a9ba9235fcb3 More File Information 12/31/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
70 Status 0x0fd2d19fe923a120927362bc79e5e024 More File Information 12/30/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
71 Status 0x869c4b619edf895ae5e79d6efeccba1d More File Information 12/29/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
72 Status 0x072fae49fa288b231eaf46af95609ec4 More File Information 12/28/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
73 Status 0xaa6c316c28dd8e9ed6245083eface9eb More File Information 12/27/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
74 Status 0x4169629b1f78abc4b9a5f9196787a3da More File Information 12/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
75 Status 0xdf5bb8cf78be6f18dd519bb0b8f6c416 More File Information 12/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
76 Status 0xca07085a4950b51a6f4f716bd8302610 More File Information 12/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
77 Status 0xdf63628a6670f0a5f0ab8bef689ff827 More File Information 12/20/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
78 Status 0xd49fda39a1783ab5473c0825aae88891 More File Information 11/26/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
79 Status 0x936b08f5c51a0e209333d31a6c86c335 More File Information 11/26/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
80 Status 0x7f129e97343a00defd4bab49ff584279 More File Information 11/12/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
81 Status 0x592399ea7b7f862ebd9a2f4abd72f010 More File Information 11/12/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
82 Status 0x7bfa97651ba5cebfd1a01f2988c9a649 More File Information 11/11/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
83 Status 0xa775cc90f7f9ce48787c18becac14dac More File Information 10/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
84 Status 0x976d0cdc11071da32a957ea0bb1361ae More File Information 10/13/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
85 Status 0xcb6d9421fd4ee5a9139ed08522464104 More File Information 10/9/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
86 Status 0x7b1ab23c65bc4734422fc15a5b9f4785 More File Information 10/9/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
87 Status 0x7aec82d32f7213be248c1d2a2c9d74d1 More File Information 10/7/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
88 Status 0x5285697731f30e6c44da2795d5bc2baf More File Information 10/5/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
89 Status 0x3a0ad4b66776bcc31d01ddd4852a264c More File Information 10/5/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
90 Status 0x07c9442aa5022dcc4ed888a59ab5e55d More File Information 10/3/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
91 Status 0x566cf390d947b1ac562eb135f018b92d More File Information 9/30/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
92 Status 0x401422fe16d4ad0653309d539454ad96 More File Information 9/27/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
93 Status 0xc51322b524af2b7d08c6c29763615ae4 More File Information 9/27/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
94 Status 0x76938ecb0f25d0c54835c418ae3174b2 More File Information 9/27/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
95 Status 0xac50a4cb926d98607d378c39d1c611a2 More File Information 9/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
96 Status 0xdac9cdfaf0046f5d13f974e934f52c95 More File Information 9/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
97 Status 0x26c331152a9202bbec694cd0a689149b More File Information 9/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
98 Status 0xbcb145fb69c18f86c0a077e37582d777 More File Information 9/23/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
99 Status 0xc3287df33aac42b0b1503bebd57c2219 More File Information 9/23/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
100 Status 0x32e7fecd7f34231cdbfd6cc746c3bf96 More File Information 9/13/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x5374baa26a1cf28ae45446e2ccd1391e 9/18/2016 8:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 93 KB
2 Status 0x46dca9d32a545fc96e5d2fca9b3c5f42 9/23/2015 5:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 91 KB
3 Status 0xa13f28ac30edceef74e7f0fe06724fbb 5/28/2015 9:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
4 Status 0xad28db60c648e419ba605080ad3098db 2/24/2013 12:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 117 KB
5 Status 0x0763007aa6f6a067f914e3e0fe16b18e 7/11/2012 5:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
6 Status 0x0ea3485bf70ca74dde266a0f3745769f 5/25/2012 1:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 107 KB
7 Status 0x5928efd79247bc1dcafe5060a236418f 2/8/2012 10:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 117 KB
8 Status 0xdea87d1f171da986b343c36f773a477d 2/3/2012 11:27:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Dwm.exe 81 KB
9 Status 0x07cfcf1de551b9bb740830ee458ad65a 1/2/2012 4:51:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 80 KB
10 Status 0x5bc888feb62915d68bad8928e0050537 11/24/2011 8:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 80 KB
11 Status 0xd4d06486d65ab16dfe57b69f72992921 9/9/2011 4:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 108 KB
12 Status 0xf8248796d64a7ecb3e6942cdbdec94d8 8/30/2011 7:46:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 139 KB
13 Status 0x0fd5f57f9a099c281b84a70363053435 8/21/2011 11:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 99 KB
14 Status 0x9bc42a03a71ddea7c66df15d00354af7 8/7/2011 5:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 93 KB
15 Status 0xe88a4827d194f101890d6c2308185e89 8/7/2011 12:51:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 91 KB
16 Status 0x7879899db29facffd158f95ae4ed81ed 7/18/2011 4:02:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) Dwm.exe 80 KB
17 Status 0x3bc2a179bc6c6b1b98c9282db3180aa4 5/3/2011 2:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
18 Status 0xbc1a116f126e5c6c922622229e77d49e 4/16/2011 6:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 93 KB
19 Status 0xc0c206234e8db6275918e72c1426b6ff 3/26/2011 1:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
20 Status 0x23aa45bc4f5388c29eedffa65e15cada 3/18/2011 8:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 80 KB
21 Status 0x3a262d6ee28c5196eee1689d7f36e4ac 3/5/2011 3:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 90 KB
22 Status 0xcda8d87c520a01f0858c4f724ce5c2f4 2/28/2011 11:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 92 KB
23 Status 0xa6d72f58adc614b4e26eceec221dda2d 8/20/2010 12:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 92 KB
24 Status 0xf22f15dc3a80f2a2ab0ca6ca6b5425e4 8/3/2010 7:01:00 PM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 81 KB
25 Status 0xb0f1ed14c966e14cc34b9bbcfed18553 6/16/2010 8:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown Dwm.exe 80 KB



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