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What is pwmsvc.exe?

Part of Trend Micro DirectPass by Trend Micro

What is it?

Trend Micro DirectPass Service is part of Trend Micro security framework. Typically, applications that have heavy input/output (I/O) or that are resource-intensive may conflict with the Trend Micro Anti-Malware Solution Platform.
Description of pwmsvc.exe from Trend Micro
Trend Micro DirectPass manages website passwords and login IDs in one secure location, so you only need to remember one password. Trend Micro DirectPass helps you securely manage and sync your passwords across your personal computer, laptop, phone, and tablet. By using a single Master Password to encrypt and access your online credentials, DirectPass makes it easy to keep your online identity safe.
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How does pwmsvc.exe run?

Service - pwmsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PwmSvc' (Trend Micro DirectPass Central Control Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Trend Micro DirectPass Central Control Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the pwmsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of pwmsvc.exe users, 34.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pwmsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU638.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.79 MB RAM36.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\trend micro\tmids\pwmsvc.exe

Are there other versions of Trend Micro DirectPass?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Trend Micro Inc.

Trend Micro Inc. is a Japanese security software company. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and markets Trend Micro Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Fre More...
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File details

File name: pwmsvc.exe
Publisher: Trend Micro Inc. (verified)
Name: Trend Micro DirectPass
Description: Trend Micro DirectPass Service
Product version: 1.9
Size: 309.93 KB
Original file name: PwmSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Trend Micro
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/26/2011
Expiration date: 2/15/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005204223%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004565969%
User CPU: 0.00006382537070%
Privileged CPU time: 1372.81 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 732,883,284
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 93.69 MB
Peak committed memory: 121.11 MB
Paged memory: 7.79 MB
Peak paged memory: 27.03 MB
Paged system memory: 138.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 20.27 KB
Working set memory: 11.23 MB
Peak working set memory: 28.61 MB
Min working set memory: 9.92 MB
Private memory: 7.79 MB
Page faults: 46,459
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 13,755
Total read transfer: 144.74 MB
Total write operations: 2,355
Total write transfer: 99.43 MB
Total other operations: 9,534
Total other transfer: 183.34 KB
Handle count average: 274
Thread count average: 25
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TMIDS\PwmSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Trend Micro DirectPass Central Control Service
Service name: PwmSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Manages all components of Trend Micro DirectPass”

Image hashes

MD5: 3ab7c1588d0c78d3f322ab9f6536ac87
SHA-1: 06a0475d2a410f784958a0ff621e7ac7bb39e558

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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