What is cwClient.exe?

The genuine cwClient.exe file is a software component of Browse Control by Codework.
BrowseControl can completely block the Internet or allow access to authorized and predefined web sites from a central console. It not only restricts Internet activity but also provides an Application Blocker that restricts users from running unauthorised programs such as games, messaging programs and P2P applications. Internet traffic can be blocked or filtered at both the HTTP and HTTPS levels.

CWClient stands for CurrentWare Client Services

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 cwClient.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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CwClient.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cwClient
CwClient.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CurrentWare client service or Codework File belongs to software CurrentWare or BrowseControl Client by CurrentWare or Codework (

Description: CwClient.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CwClient.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 311,296 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 1,311,560 bytes or 560,432 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. CwClient.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to visit the website, update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramBrowseControl Client or cwClient.

Recommended: Identify cwClient.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cwClient.exe. Therefore, you should check the cwClient.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

use by BrowseControl program to control client's PC
hi there, cwclient.exe is a file for the program called browse control from codeworks, its a program schools and businesses use to control pupils/staff's pc's. they can block input, lock screens and other stuff. it cannot be uninstalled through the controll pannel, im interested in the regestry entries this program makes aswell..... btw, im only 15 so dont like... quote this on your page, its all true though. my school uses it and i wanted to get rid of it so i researched it... hope this helps. email (without spaces) bbo.92 @hotm if you find anything, cheers. ;)
Codeworks. Uninstall this Service as cwBCClient
It belongs to a program called Browse Control by Codeworks. You can bring up the GUI by launching the cwagent.exe found in c:\windows\system32 or c:\windows\syswow for 64-bit OS. It is an excellent URL blocker.
It is part of BrowseControl
  Sai   (further information)
It is a productivity tool
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Summary: Average user rating of cwClient.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks cwClient.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving cwClient issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cwClient. 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 cwClient.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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