What is dwrcs.exe?

The genuine dwrcs.exe file is a software component of DameWare Mini Remote Control by SolarWinds.
Consistently running in the background, this application starts with Windows and awaits a remote connection request from the DameWare Mini Remote Control. This allows a remote computer with DameWare installed to access your desktop and totally control your PC remotely, including the ability to copy and transfer files. Based in Austin, Texas, DameWare is distributed by SolarWinds.

DWRCS stands for DameWare Mini Remote Client Service Agent

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 dwrcs.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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Dwrcs.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dwrcs
Dwrcs.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DameWare Mini Remote Client Agent or DameWare products belongs to software DameWare Development DWRCS or DameWare Mini Remote Control or DameWare Mini Remote Control Client Agent or DameWare Mini Remote Control Service by DameWare Development ( or SolarWinds.

Description: Dwrcs.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dwrcs.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 234,496 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 199,168 bytes and 45 more variants. 
The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Dwrcs.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Dwrcs.exe is able to hide itself and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with dwrcs.exe, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of DameWare Mini Remote Control (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) turn to the software developer, Dameware, for advice
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify dwrcs.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dwrcs.exe, for example Win32:Malware-gen (detected by Avast), and Trojan.Packed.34642 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the dwrcs.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

DameWare Remote Utility Potetial dangerous if nether you, nor your administrator know anything about it.
this process is for a program called Dameware. dameare is 100% harmless, it is the same as VNC (Vurtual Network Connection) used mainly for desktop support from another remote user
  Scott L. Johnson   (further information)
DameWare client agent services
We use dwrcs.exe (DameWare) for remote support on our network.
  Gary Carter  
rc software for networks
  Till Köln   (further information)
Used for network remote access
DameWare client agent services
  Jørn Lind  
it is used for dameware
As long as you know (that its legitimate s/w), that's ok. Dameware is a Remote-Access tool like RDP, VNC, PCanwhere. If your team aren't aware, then its suspicious! It could have been installed by one of your IT staff or previous staff. If not in use, better disable the service/uninstall it.
Dameware client is the clent software for the DameWare remote Acccess tool. It works in tandem with a DW server piece and must be installed be administrators. It allows full control but user can see what is being done while control is operational and can interact with the operator. As noted previously, if you didnt install it and you didn't get your PC second-hand from a business which left their software on it than it could be a malicious install.
can be used by IT to spy on you

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dwrcs.exe: based on 19 votes with 11 user comments. 9 users think dwrcs.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks dwrcs.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade dwrcs.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving dwrcs issues

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