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What is dm.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 dm.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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Dm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dm
Dm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 8/7/XP are 213,053 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes or 200,765 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dm.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Dm.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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 C:\Windows folder, 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: win.ini, MACHINE\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: win.ini, MACHINE\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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User Comments

dm.exe is a PowerDOCS belonging to Hummingbird DM Extensions from Hummingbird Ltd. The PowerDOCS 3.1 document management software lets Microsoft Outlook users interact with document repositories through the Outlook desktop. You can navigate the repository using Outlook's hierarchical folder architecture. PowerDOCS supports drag-and-drop between Outlook folders and PowerDOCS Library folders.
  Matt   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of dm.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.


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Best practices for resolving dm issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dm. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 dm.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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