What is DMWakeup.exe?

The genuine DMWakeup.exe file is a software component of Panasonic Digital Imaging Systems by Panasonic.
DMWakeup.exe is an executable file that runs the Device Monitor, a program belonging to the Panasonic Digital Imaging Systems that shows information on connected devices such as notifications such as paper errors or print job completion messages. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Panasonic's Digital Imaging Systems provide users with multi-functional devices that feature a copier, scanner, printer and fax machine in a single device. These devices are also network-ready, meaning multiple computers may access the device over a network. Tasks are able to be queued up automatically, increasing workflow and productivity. Panasonic (formerly known as the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.) is a Japanese electronics manufacturer with headquarters in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan. The Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. was established in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita. Since then it has expanded into becoming one of the largest producers of electronics alongside Toshiba, Sony, Hitachi and Canon.

DMWakeup stands for Device Monitor Wakeup

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 DMWakeup.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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DMWakeup.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DMWakeup
DMWakeup.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Device Monitor belongs to software Panasonic or Panasonic Network by Panasonic Communications Co. ( or Panasonic System Networks Co..

Description: DMWakeup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DMWakeup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 413,696 bytes (65% of all occurrences) or 303,104 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. DMWakeup.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Panasonic or Panasonic Network (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify DMWakeup.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DMWakeup.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DMWakeup.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

This belongs to Device Manager software from Panasonic Communications

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

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Best practices for resolving DMWakeup issues

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