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dwm.exe - Microsoft Desktop Window Manager

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The following Potential Threat is posed by dwm.exe:

  • Depending on activated effects and system specifications of your computer, the dwm.exe can cause a relatively high CPU or RAM load and thereby slow down performance.
  • In a known error, dwm.exe is responsible for freezing of the screen.

Information about the dwm.exe process

The dwm.exe process stands for Desktop Window Manager in Windows Vista, and enables effects such as 3D effects, window transparency or Live preview without placing additional loads on the CPU. However, the process requires a DWM-enabled graphicscard. It is especially required by the aero design of Windows Vista.

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Other system processes, that often cause problems: