What is DWM.EXE?

DWM.EXE is consider as a kind of potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is able to infect all types of browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and even Safari. What it has done is to display annoying ads in plenty of forms, including banner ads, pop-up ads, in-text ads, video ads, sound ads, etc.. And then, your PC crashed and your money goes for its developers.

What is the damaging effect of DWM.EXE?

Needless to say, DWM.EXE, as PUP, will do nothing good to your PC. Once it enters your PC, it begins change your settings to weaken all your security alert and make path for its other companies, like adware, spyware, or even virus. And then DWM.EXE extracts key works from your online conducts, and steal all your information like your accounts, passwords, your ID number, your phone number, and even your signature from your computer, and it is capable of robbing money from you later.

In another word, with DWM.EXE on your computer, your computer will be later damaged and you begin to lose money as well.

How does DWM.EXE infect your PC?

Generally, DWM.EXE comes to your PC with the package of the 3rd party application and sometimes with spam email and porn websites. It is able to enter your computer when you open suspicious websites or when you download malicious freeware. If you accidentally have DWM.EXE on your PC already or you are not sure if it has already been here, we recommend you to do check-up first and then follow our removal guides to get rid of it.

 

How to Get Rid of DWM.EXE from Computer?

(In case you have virus on Mac OS, please check this guide – Remove Threat from MAC OS )

Option 1 – Use WiperSoft Anti-malware to Scan Entire PC and Find out All Infections (Hot Solution!)

Option 2 – Manually Find out and Remove All Malicious Files of DWM.EXE and Malware


Option 1 – Use WiperSoft Anti-malware to Scan Entire PC and Find out All Infections:

To remove DWM.EXE or similar threats from PC completely, the first and might be the most important thing you should do is to find out all core files of DWM.EXE and other hidden / potential threats. The process may take hours and you may make mistake that harms your system. To do it safely and quickly, We Recommend Scanning Your PC with WiperSoft Anti-malware, one of the most professional malware scanner for PC. 

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– Once WiperSoft is downloaded and installed, click SCAN NOW to detect unsafe items or computer threats like DWM.EXE.

– Once it completes the scan, click REMOVE THREATS to clean up your machine:



Option 2 – Manually Find out and Remove All Malicious Files of DWM.EXE and Malware

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Note – To completely remove DWM.EXE or similar threats from computer, please execute all the following steps.

Step 1. End malicious or suspicious processes in Windows Task Manager.

– Press “Ctrl + Shift+ Esc” keys together to open processes tab in Windows Task Manager:

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– If you can confirm the process related with DWM.EXE or malicious programs, right-click on the process and click “End Process“.

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If you cannot determine if the suspicious process is related with DWM.EXE or threat. We recommend downloading WiperSoft Anti-malware to see if it will find potential threats or malicious programs on your PC.

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Step 2. Uninstall suspicious or unknown programs from Control Panel.

– Press “Win + R ” keys together to open Run box:
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– Type control panel in Run box and click OK button:

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– In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program under Programs:

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– Right click on DWM.EXE or related unknown programs, then click Uninstall:

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Step 3. Delete nasty extensions / add-on related with DWM.EXE.

Chrome User:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon by the extensions you’d like to completely remove.
  5. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

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Firefox User:

  1. Click the menu button firefox menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
  3. Remove all extensions you do not know or need.
  4. Click its Disable or Remove button. Remove button is preferred if available.
  5. Click Restart now if it pops up.

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IE User:

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
  3. Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then remove all add-ons you do not know or need.
  4. If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.

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Microsoft Edge User:

(Edge currently does not provide extension, so we only need to reset homepage and search engine to remove hijacker )

Reset Edge Homepage:

  • Click More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings;
  • Under Open with, select A specific page or pages. Then you can select a recommended website from drop-down list, or type in your favorite website with Custom option in the list.

Reset Edge Default Search Engine:

  • Click More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings >> Click View advanced settings;
  • Click <Add new> under “Search in the address bar with”, type in your favorite search engine;
  • Choose the search engine you prefer and click Add as default;

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Step 4. Remove malicious registry files.

Computer threat may hide deeply in infected PC with different names and adds files to different locations to avoid being found or removed. That’s why user having trouble to find or remove the malicious extension, program or process related with DWM.EXE. In such situation, you will need to find and delete files related with the threat in Registry. Check the guide below to do it:

– Press “Win + R ” keys together to open Run box >> – Type regedit to open Registry and click OK to open Registry Editor:

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– In Registry Editor, press CTRL + F keys together and type the virus’s Name to search the entries related with it .

– If you can find out registry files related with threat, you can try to remove them at your own risks. (If you intend to do so, please be carefully. Don’t damage your system.)

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