What does the ShowWnd.exe file do?
The ShowWnd process did not contain any information about the producer. An obsolete or defective version of ShowWnd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ShowWnd.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ShowWnd.exe 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)
- ShowWnd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ShowWnd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ShowWnd.exe ShowWnd.exe
ShowWnd.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ShowWnd.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 36,864 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 39% 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 ShowWnd.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 ShowWnd?
|im not entiraly sure but i know it is a trojan |
|Gateway mulitmedia keyboard driver |
|The file is usually harmless; however, some viruses and trojans call themselves ShowWnd.exe |
|It is used by a keyboard driver. see link. Ignore the comments that it is a trojan. (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge ShowWnd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted ShowWnd.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove ShowWnd.exe 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ShowWnd.exe (ShowWnd.exe) 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 ShowWnd.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ShowWnd.exe 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 ShowWnd.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.