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What does the dm.exe file do?

The dm.exe process is also known as Download Manager Service or, as the case may be, Download Manager Lite Service and is a part of PermissionTV Download Manager or, as the case may be, NetCableTV Download Manager Lite. This software is produced by PermissionTV (permissiontv.com) or, as the case may be, OpenCandy. An obsolete or defective version of dm.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about dm.exe Download Manager service

dm.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Dm.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 213,053 bytes (71% of all these files), 200,765 bytes or, as the case may be, 159,744 bytes.
You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. This dm.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A dm.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 307,672 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This dm program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Dm.exe is capable of record keystrokes.

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 dm.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 dm?

dm.exe is a PowerDOCS belonging to Hummingbird DM Extensions from Hummingbird Ltd. The PowerDOCS 3.1 document management software lets Microsoft Outlook users interact with document repositories through the Outlook desktop. You can navigate the repository using Outlook's hierarchical folder architecture. PowerDOCS supports drag-and-drop between Outlook folders and PowerDOCS Library folders.

Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall PermissionTV Download Manager or NetCableTV Download Manager Lite

dm.exe Download Manager service fix

To remove Download Manager service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for PermissionTV Download Manager or NetCableTV Download Manager Lite in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if dm.exe (Download 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 Download Manager service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Download 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 dm.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.

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