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What is dw20.exe?

Dw20.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 dw20.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.

Dw20.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Application Error Reporting belongs to software Microsoft Application Error Reporting or Microsoft Office Enterprise or Windows Defender by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Dw20.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. dw20.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 813,384 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 809,438 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/dw20.exe.html 
The dw20.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Dw20.exe is not a Windows system file. Dw20.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with dw20.exe, you can also completely remove Microsoft Office Enterprise or Microsoft Application Error Reporting (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify dw20.exe related errors

If dw20.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 33,096 bytes. It is a Windows core system file. The dw20.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The program has no visible window. The dw20.exe file is digitally signed.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dw20.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dw20.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

dw20.exe is the Application Error Reporting client included with Microsoft Office 2003, a tool that collects information automatically whenever an Office application crashes and allows users to send a report directly to Microsoft. Microsoft uses the data to address problems and enhance future versions of the applications. This tool is an essential process and should not be removed.
  John   (further information)
Dr. Watson für Office, überflüssige MS Spyware
Eror reportig or Office 2003, Nothing more. It is not an essential part of office - just feedback for MS io crash information. They do not even need it anymore as the suite is 10 years old.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dw20.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments.
One user thinks dw20.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks dw20.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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