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Is Drwtsn32.exe safe?

Drwtsn32.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 Drwtsn32.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.

Drwtsn32.exe file information

The process known as DrWatson Postmortem Debugger or DrWatson - debuger typu postmortem belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows or System operacyjny Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Drwtsn32.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file Drwtsn32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 45,568 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 47,104 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/drwtsn32.exe.html 
It is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The Drwtsn32.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 5% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify Drwtsn32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as Drwtsn32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Drwtsn32.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

"neutral" as in it's a part of windows but as one guy stated before me, there's a virus with this name too. if you have more than one then congratulations, you're now an owner of a virus. I have one in the system32 folder, can't delete it, can't end the program, can't do anything with it on my own. ( PS. the one in the drwtsn folder is the legit one.)
this file is a known copy virus if theres another location of the file instead of the windows32 folder you should delete it now just so you know because thats the whole reason why its dangerious:)
it was worst the same me, it's very annoying for screen freeze when use USB/CD/DVD, I find deleted to 'drwtsn32.exe'
Check the pins of your hardisk, see if one or more is broken
Every time I close my system I get this 'dwrtsn 32' message saying that it has tried to access the system but found that the system was closing down. It then takes several tweaks,pressing of delete buttons etc.,etc., to close the system down. I have had an operator from a national computer engineer company to look at it but he was unable to do anything about it.
  Chris A.H.  
Makes my Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine crash every so often. And also it ended some needed Svchost.exe processes. But other than that there's nothing else.
  Hate for Sherlock  
i had "drwtsn32.exe-application error",remove it by disable,with link in see also. another error:"dwwin.exe-error aplication"that solve by re update windows to servicepack3
  mohammad   (further information)
It damages documents in my useful folders.
  Chathurana Gunaseekara  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Drwtsn32.exe: based on 104 votes with 9 reviews.
22 users think Drwtsn32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 20 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 23 users suspect danger. 34 users think Drwtsn32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 17 users don't grade Drwtsn32.exe ("not sure about it").

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