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What is dwm.exe?

Part of Desktopfenster-Manager by Microsoft

(dwm.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does dwm.exe run?

Process - dwm.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. dwm.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the dwm.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of dwm.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dwm.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.05371% CPU537050.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
23.64 MB RAM109.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              17 GDI objects11.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: dwm.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Desktopfenster-Manager
Description: Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 117.5 KB
Original file name: dwm.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1186156290%
Privileged CPU: 0.0649106265%
User CPU: 0.05370500251751%
Privileged CPU time: 19500125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 191,679,359
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 114.5 MB
Peak committed memory: 121.19 MB
Paged memory: 23.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 36.83 MB
Paged system memory: 194.97 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.25 KB
Working set memory: 30.45 MB
Peak working set memory: 38.82 MB
Min working set memory: 26.07 MB
Private memory: 23.64 MB
Page faults: 36,444
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Total other operations: 161
Total other transfer: 364 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 17
Peak GDI objects: 24
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 121
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: 06867ec4241092ec3b82e4525fd7940e
SHA-1: 920b4b95ea25b3007dae7fcb4bd4f8bcacbe9405
SHA-256: a254ff4deaf501fcf7cebdd2dc3b9ed7a8f4676b7fd2fe1512984ed2449e9dfe

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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