What is DesktopAlerts.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 DesktopAlerts.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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DesktopAlerts.exe file information

The process known as iWinGames Daily Game Alets application belongs to software iWinGames Daily Game Alets Application by iWin (

Description: DesktopAlerts.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DesktopAlerts.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 58,368 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 108,032 bytes. 
The DesktopAlerts.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name DesktopAlerts.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.1398996 (detected by BitDefender), and Trojan.Generic.1398996 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the DesktopAlerts.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

Related to the IWinGames Alerts, If Located in another program file, potentially malitious

Summary: Average user rating of DesktopAlerts.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 DesktopAlerts issues

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