What is dmremote.exe?

The genuine dmremote.exe file is a software component of Logical Disk Manager for Windows NT by Microsoft.
An early iteration of Microsoft's Logical Volume Manager, this application is the remote process call for the disk manager in NT workstations. This disk manager was one of the first large scale implementations of dynamic disk volumes, as opposed to the older standard volume. Founded in 1975, Microsoft's flagship product is the Windows operating system, which is installed on over 90% of workstations worldwide.

DMRemote stands for Disk Manager Remote

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 dmremote.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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Dmremote.exe file information

The process known as Logical Disk Manager component or CDex CD-Ripper belongs to software Logical Disk Manager for Windows NT or CDex Application by Microsoft ( or Albert L Faber.

Description: Dmremote.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file dmremote.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 15,872 bytes. 
It is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. It is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If dmremote.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Dmremote.exe is not a Windows core file. Dmremote.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as dmremote.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dmremote.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

Logical Disk Manager for Windows NT

Summary: Average user rating of dmremote.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks dmremote.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks dmremote.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving dmremote issues

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