What is ddwmon.exe?

The genuine ddwmon.exe file is a software component of TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer by TOSHIBA.
Ddwmon.exe is an executable file that belongs to the TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer, a software which functions as a writer that burns files and folders to optical disc media through a floppy disk or other removable media. The Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate who primary focus involves engineering and electronics. Toshiba was founded in 1938 as the Tokyo Shibaura Electric K.K. as two companies, Shibaura Seisaku-sho (founded in 1875) and Tokyo Denki (founded in 1890), merged together. The company name was officially changed to Toshiba Corporation in 1978. By 2010, Toshiba had become the world's fifth-largest personal computer vendor.

DDWMon stands for TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer - Event Monitor

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 ddwmon.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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Ddwmon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ddwmon
Ddwmon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer - Event Monitor belongs to software TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer by TOSHIBA (

Description: Ddwmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ddwmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 299,008 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 311,296 bytes or 495,616 bytes. 
The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The ddwmon.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Ddwmon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with ddwmon.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer).

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

ddwmon.exe belongs to Direct Disc Writer Event Monitor from TOSHIBA, should be located in C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Direct Disc Writer\ddwmon.exe

Summary: Average user rating of ddwmon.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ddwmon issues

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