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What Is Desktop Window Manager (dwm exe) & Why Is It Running?

The dwm exe is a Desktop Windows Manager and is a Windows file that should be running on your pc.

(Desktop Windows Manager )DWM exe process manage all the visual effect that include various animations or glass-like appearance , the transparent taskbar, Alt-tab windows switcher, the Flip3D, live taskbar thumbnails and  rendering of each of the Windows components being displayed on your computer screen.

Can DWM.exe Process Be a Virus ?

The Desktop Windows Manager (DWN) process itself is an  component provided by Windows platform. Sometime it’s possible, some hacker  replaced the real process with in virus but don’t worry here i show; how you can check it’s virus or real official window component.  Firstly open taskmanager and then click on more details (if its not showing all processes running) and then find Desktop window manager then right click the Desktop Window Manager process after that choose the “Open File Location” option.

If the file locate in folder Windows\System32 , then your pc is safe and it’s a real window component.

What You Need To Do If It’s Using More RAM and CPU Process ?

If you see Desktop Window Manager take more RAM or CPU than you should to check these two things :

  • Make sure your computer  hardware drivers  are updated, especially the drivers for your integrated graphics adapter or video card . DWM.exe File offloads a large amount  of work to your GPU to reduce pressure on your CPU.
  • Some types of malware or virus  cause issues with Desktop Window Manager. So it’s need to use good antivirus and scan your pc.

Those are both good places to start.

Can I Turn (DWM exe File) Desktop Window Manager Off ?

No, you can’t. When there was the Window Vista time, Desktop Window Manager was  a option to be controlled through a service that could be turned off.  Starting with Windows 7 and newer window version and not have any option to off the dwm exe file because Desktop Window Manager (DWM)  became a more important part of Windows, that is helping in creating the graphical user interface.

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The good news is  now the Desktop Window Manager(dwm)  has a lot  of better feature than past, about how it manages resources, and you don’t  need to turn it off . If this article is helpful for you, Don’t forget to connect us on Facebook For more Latest Tech & Internet Tips .

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