What does the dpmw32.exe file do?
The dpmw32.exe process is also known as NDPS RPM & Notification Listener and is a part of NDPS RPM & Notification Listener. This software is produced by Novell (www.novell.com). An obsolete or defective version of dpmw32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NDPS RPM & Notification Listener has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NDPS RPM & Notification Listener 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)
- dpmw32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dpmw32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dpmw32.exe NDPS RPM & Notification Listener
dpmw32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Dpmw32.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,859 bytes (94% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 28,672 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This dpmw32 program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The dpmw32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 77% 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 dpmw32.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 dpmw32?
|NDPS = C:\WINDOWS \SYSTEM\dpmw32.exe Novellís distributed print services. |
|Installs as part of the Novell client for Windows - NDPS stands for Novell Distributed Print Services and it allows b-directional comms between the workstation and network printers. (further information...) |
|Novell's printing methodology before iPrint that many Novell shops still have in some production since iPrint didn't reproduce all NDPS's functionality until recently in OES2 (further information...) |
Summary: 35 users judge dpmw32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted dpmw32.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall NDPS RPM & Notification Listener
To remove NDPS RPM & Notification Listener 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 NDPS RPM & Notification Listener in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if dpmw32.exe (NDPS RPM & Notification Listener) 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 NDPS RPM & Notification Listener. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NDPS RPM & Notification Listener 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 dpmw32.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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