What is DWHWizrd.exe?

The genuine DWHWizrd.exe file is a software component of Symantec AntiVirus by Symantec.
This process is enabled when Symantec AntiVirus is set to "verbose" debugging mode. It scans issues and creates temporary files for review. Verbose mode is a means of storing more information than usual so that you can view more details about the debugging results. Symantec AntiVirus (distributed as Norton AntiVirus since 1998) is part of a larger suite of programs including Norton Internet Security.

DWHWizrd stands for DWH Wizard

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 DWHWizrd.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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DWHWizrd.exe file information

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

The process known as Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection belongs to software Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection by Symantec (

Description: DWHWizrd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DWHWizrd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 100,784 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 424,088 bytes, 158,648 bytes or 423,664 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. DWHWizrd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify DWHWizrd.exe related errors

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

DWHWIZRD.EXE gives error The instruction at "0x514925f4" referenced memory at "0x5144da34". Fixed it
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Summary: Average user rating of DWHWizrd.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving DWHWizrd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DWHWizrd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DWHWizrd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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