What does the bwmsvc.exe file do?
The bwmsvc.exe process is also known as Bandwidth Manager Service and is a part of SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of bwmsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bandwidth Manager service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bandwidth Manager service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- bwmsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module bwmsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about bwmsvc.exe Bandwidth Manager service
bwmsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file bwmsvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 666,112 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 679,936 bytes.
It does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The bwmsvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 68% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves bwmsvc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about bwmsvc?
|Das is von nem harmlosen bandweiten manager ne datei, was soll daran gefährlich sein. Guckt mal auf http://www.softperfect.com/ (further information...) |
|It's a process of SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager Lite (further information...) |
|It is required by SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager, which is a legitimate program used to limit bandwidth usage (i.e. on office networks with limited resources). I have it installed on about 30 machines where I work and it's great. (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge bwmsvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager
To remove Bandwidth Manager service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if bwmsvc.exe (Bandwidth Manager service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Bandwidth Manager service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bandwidth Manager service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or bwmsvc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.