What is dm.exe?
Dm.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if dm.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Dm.exe file information
The process known as Download Manager Service or Download Manager Lite Service belongs to software PermissionTV Download Manager or NetCableTV Download Manager Lite by PermissionTV (permissiontv.com) or NetCableTV.
Description: Dm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. dm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 213,053 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes or 200,765 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Dm.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You may want to remove the entire program PermissionTV Download Manager or NetCableTV Download Manager using Windows Control Panel.
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If dm.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 32,768 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file.
If dm.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 181,760 bytes. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Dm.exe is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Downloader (detected by Symantec), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Troxen!rts (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the dm.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.
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