What does the DWHWizrd.exe file do?
The DWHWizrd.exe process is also known as Symantec AntiVirus or, as the case may be, Symantec Endpoint Protection and is a part of Symantec AntiVirus or, as the case may be, Symantec Endpoint Protection. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of DWHWizrd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Symantec AntiVirus has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Symantec AntiVirus 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)
- DWHWizrd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DWHWizrd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DWHWizrd.exe Symantec AntiVirus
DWHWizrd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file DWHWizrd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 100,784 bytes (33% of all these files), 424,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 423,664 bytes.
You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 5% 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 DWHWizrd.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 DWHWizrd?
|DWHWIZRD.EXE gives error The instruction at "0x514925f4" referenced memory at "0x5144da34". Fixed it (further information...) |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection
To remove Symantec AntiVirus 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 Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if DWHWizrd.exe (Symantec AntiVirus) 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 Symantec AntiVirus. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec AntiVirus 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 DWHWizrd.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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