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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 0xc89f159a577f19f7f03c73c98d29d841 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 1214 10675 26572 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x5374baa26a1cf28ae45446e2ccd1391e More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 3 6 17 Not Applicable
3 Status 0xfb59867a51a84a0a61462809d45a4191 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 65 472 1157 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x0b6d857aa8c03ac17c19d69543d989c7 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 5 26 59 Not Applicable
5 Status 0xd9ac3bae05224c5a7d7c3f0eb5c51b86 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 3 27 48 Not Applicable
6 Status 0xec29ca52113ef803339b1680593390f0 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 6 18 41 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x01dd1004181fd46ecdc3628228eb269d More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 113 818 2456 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x59903071d7ace6a02093c47e9e38af97 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 3 9 43 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x505bf4d1cadeb8d4f8bcd08d944de25d More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 259 1629 4603 Not Applicable
10 Status 0xf162d5f5e845b9dc352dd1bad8cef1bc More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 1811 11247 30991 Not Applicable
11 Status 0xbd5debbe43a492cc75d25af43e686d17 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 1 13 32 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x2e3340a90140e1f0965dad96c5b28a41 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 17 75 234 Not Applicable
13 Status 0x9e01428fb44e45e857ac3a38b1748868 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 2 5 96 Not Applicable
14 Status 0xc206c9dbfc34afd367dd150d979a5185 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 4 45 117 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x81fc187b779d59e4fd2f646bb03ebf03 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 279 2051 4971 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x89abd6a482445e2cb887f1fa02f60f28 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 90 1310 2700 Not Applicable
17 Status 0xb4bbc6e4998042ef21437eed52ec0273 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 1 4 10 Not Applicable
18 Status 0x449f5ab17863698f12f0bc8e99079aa6 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 64 449 1431 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x0cbf0748b3f6c978233bbdd1d9d6a023 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 5 45 146 Not Applicable
20 Status 0xbb481fe489428821b192ccd0c8cdd937 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 48 366 1139 Not Applicable
21 Status 0xc9f14263af57159327792b07e89c57e8 More File Information 3/23/2017 Unsigned 1 36 86 Not Applicable
22 Status 0xe87b968f3d49117445893eb0503fe34f More File Information 3/22/2017 Unsigned 0 6 28 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x8289a9256d281a341509fc69c1f742c3 More File Information 3/17/2017 Unsigned 0 1 5 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x06867ec4241092ec3b82e4525fd7940e More File Information 3/11/2017 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
25 Status 0xd9148c08816acefebbf2970135975b8c More File Information 1/19/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x26540edc177a7baddc7543bd51a741d7 More File Information 12/6/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x83863be5c992709747c61c5a36aa61e6 More File Information 10/5/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x32aefbd18068e0d796a7ff27d765acc9 More File Information 9/29/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
29 Status 0x98c8d928f519a0e6170b7dd54bb7b37c More File Information 9/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
30 Status 0x33990cac4e033995d49c87805ba35d42 More File Information 9/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
31 Status 0xe198aefc10d876b5ac337d37a568f010 More File Information 6/23/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0x2843bafb0aca98dc24606f31ca0adb9f More File Information 5/31/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0xa7b1af6b65e2dac13897640b9a8ab8f0 More File Information 5/30/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0x76ec73b3eb44266f18132e60a9cd0b19 More File Information 5/26/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x46200ad38528d24f511b02bbe4a3a504 More File Information 5/20/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
36 Status 0x2b5fdb907120129f3dcffc110dab6645 More File Information 5/19/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0xd9b38295f31a8818274d49e74e771eb9 More File Information 5/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0xdd76710fe3216e390e80e4399640f7ba More File Information 5/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
39 Status 0xe04041202a2f7bec1a22be640a25ec40 More File Information 5/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x172342577e10817306ee433705cea662 More File Information 5/14/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
41 Status 0x191724094e16b482713c07e06ae4818c More File Information 5/14/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
42 Status 0x44b0d8925f0b32edc05b4417d439710e More File Information 5/2/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
43 Status 0x3e8c22b93e916385e21f737266e3e21b More File Information 4/29/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
44 Status 0xfc28c9d036e5c5f90d31f43e7c45f88d More File Information 4/19/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
45 Status 0x6708af1af67ad437053aeb20cacdf98d More File Information 4/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
46 Status 0xba55fa7f07458d7e8897a2540e0c6fbf More File Information 4/15/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
47 Status 0x3af42588a272e14d755fb581e0b25772 More File Information 4/11/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
48 Status 0xfaaf2107028767285d3035d6bba864c6 More File Information 4/11/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x9477d4a272f26c977fb78579c5adbc55 More File Information 4/8/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
50 Status 0xa13f28ac30edceef74e7f0fe06724fbb More File Information 4/5/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
51 Status 0x16ff42cc275270bec523191eb8a4d77f More File Information 4/3/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
52 Status 0x7bb43e6e28098c87dcccb0b129df28ef More File Information 3/31/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
53 Status 0xb5a378949d8a77de84a89de360ba1cbf More File Information 3/31/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
54 Status 0xb8e906729417dc870cb67b0005bb3206 More File Information 3/30/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
55 Status 0xe2da8744ef02d1a00e4de2661d943a99 More File Information 3/27/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
56 Status 0x59013fdec1df86286bbcc407f5281f59 More File Information 3/26/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
57 Status 0xdb26d98feeb8a6ed4269358240c1b8f3 More File Information 3/25/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
58 Status 0xb4a5138953dc3cbeca4d1085f12e1b7b More File Information 3/25/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
59 Status 0xbb966d9ca7e2289a9409b89356054031 More File Information 3/23/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
60 Status 0x92fe325df5459659f93f50e4602b226d More File Information 3/21/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Backdoor.MSIL.Bladabindi.a (v)
61 Status 0xce5092c7c921b868ae9987b23a8122ef More File Information 3/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x6a43f22eaf5aae64cd0b0ed46628b350 More File Information 3/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
63 Status 0xafa427c8c1389c08eb6ed6d1c9daff29 More File Information 3/15/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
64 Status 0x1cd1e0d8b983807e7bdd8abf39fec056 More File Information 3/14/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
65 Status 0x8544c7f31ad4aa4d87ad0cbea78b6749 More File Information 3/10/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
66 Status 0x2341de1575d171de98bdcd4a3780bd92 More File Information 3/7/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
67 Status 0x08a72ebe63a2207e99d15a7780761ef1 More File Information 3/6/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
68 Status 0xaedfd568905f96d7551caace1ccfedbb More File Information 3/5/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
69 Status 0xf69044adabf08476bc9cb1b2f9d93948 More File Information 3/3/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
70 Status 0xc840e44635692b7c39ee16cdb49564d3 More File Information 3/3/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
71 Status 0x97154ccffd4c623dde909ac8e40348c5 More File Information 2/24/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
72 Status 0x45bee75b31e5b2c838ea2cabeafe5f58 More File Information 2/22/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
73 Status 0x3467d31e5d1ef6f23ebe8280ad08358e More File Information 2/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
74 Status 0xdcb41b1124f67a540b0b5a9dcbb01e2a More File Information 2/7/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
75 Status 0x8395319c8e91d82230de1f0f7854718b More File Information 2/2/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
76 Status 0x5f86aaf1673f731fe74904c2e435185a More File Information 1/25/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
77 Status 0x0d6c4ca75c2217367b293b001754e139 More File Information 1/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
78 Status 0xd31c99073fcdfb2b7b22365c262d0d9d More File Information 12/12/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
79 Status 0xf95fdd1da5ff717af80207d4fbad23dc More File Information 12/4/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
80 Status 0x2e2eccc9d93de98c28d6edeb65860108 More File Information 12/2/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
81 Status 0xe88a4827d194f101890d6c2308185e89 More File Information 11/13/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
82 Status 0x9a9b5b888a722180bdd1b4c697490bb0 More File Information 11/9/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
83 Status 0xd3bc1a68bee4534e9999c431884b1777 More File Information 10/23/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
84 Status 0x19c41a63749c4b9750ca2c3f91af4233 More File Information 10/10/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
85 Status 0xd40d87c88217c4a3071a0fcb64bfa2b4 More File Information 10/10/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
86 Status 0x06480a05a2b833c4ef9dd3a2af6c2e1f More File Information 10/9/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
87 Status 0x28e754fae8631c1149c13fb7125528a0 More File Information 10/8/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
88 Status 0xc9f8321fdd92b12f241bcab786988ea2 More File Information 10/8/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
89 Status 0x4741aa1283f851cd0b25a7499a929f3a More File Information 10/2/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
90 Status 0xb22a10b55dfdcf1683feb31860bb5fc1 More File Information 10/1/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
91 Status 0x842b48a864f936accb9f22525d2afb71 More File Information 9/30/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
92 Status 0x78eac3c28576af604303d6d0c71c1a41 More File Information 9/27/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
93 Status 0xdd294170d63354091b0669a89450c3f8 More File Information 9/22/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
94 Status 0x8c3ba49896bcf519ebc88a244fba9d86 More File Information 9/19/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
95 Status 0x0db63f99e923208db45e6a4aa8cc9edf More File Information 8/29/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
96 Status 0x30ac4b5d6ba6f5c8a8e06e5227533ec3 More File Information 8/25/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
97 Status 0x511f25df75d71458c23d7f6659663596 More File Information 8/18/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
98 Status 0x80c8f52594321ee865b42a48110b24a1 More File Information 8/11/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
99 Status 0x0618449237688d035df84e69a3df70fa More File Information 8/4/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
100 Status 0x10b7b97813e06de39c4b32999deb4a45 More File Information 7/30/2015 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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