What is bwmsvc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the bwmsvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Bwmsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bwmsvc
Bwmsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Bandwidth Manager Service or Bandwidth Manager Service (Standard) belongs to software SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager by unknown.

Description: Bwmsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The bwmsvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 666,112 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 679,936 bytes or 633,344 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:
  • visit the website
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version
  • uninstall the software SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify bwmsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bwmsvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the bwmsvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Das is von nem harmlosen bandweiten manager ne datei, was soll daran gefährlich sein. Guckt mal auf
  chickahoona   (further information)
It's a process of SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager Lite
  fatmat   (further information)
It is required by SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager, which is a legitimate program used to limit bandwidth usage (i.e. on office networks with limited resources). I have it installed on about 30 machines where I work and it's great.
  George Brian   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of bwmsvc.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think bwmsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving bwmsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bwmsvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bwmsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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