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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:

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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. The file size is 32,859 bytes.
This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The dpmw32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 75% 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...)
Paul Bennett
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...)
Andy Konecny

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.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate NDPS RPM & Notification Listener in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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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