What does the dmwu.exe file do?
The dmwu.exe process is also known as IBUpdaterService or, as the case may be, WebOptimizer and is a part of Updater Service or, as the case may be, IBUpdaterService. This software is produced by Perion Network or, as the case may be, IncrediMail (www.incredimail.com). An obsolete or defective version of dmwu.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IBUpdaterService has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IBUpdaterService 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)
- dmwu.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dmwu.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dmwu.exe IBUpdaterService
dmwu.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file dmwu.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,008,496 bytes (13% of all these files), 1,156,400 bytes as well as 20 other variants.
It is the service "IBUpdaterService".
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The dmwu file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. This particular software is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Dmwu.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 47% 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 dmwu.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 dmwu?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Updater Service or IBUpdaterService
To remove IBUpdaterService from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Updater Service or IBUpdaterService in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if dmwu.exe (IBUpdaterService) 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 IBUpdaterService. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IBUpdaterService 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 dmwu.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.