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 dwtrig20.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.
The process known as Watson Subscriber for SENS Network Notifications or Microsoft Application Error Reporting or Windows Defender
belongs to software Watson Subscriber for SENS Network Notifications or Windows Live Messenger or Microsoft .NET Framework or Microsoft Application Error Reporting or Windows Defender or Microsoft Application Error or Watson Subscriber for SENS Network or Microsoft Office Enterprise or Microsoft Office Professional or Microsoft Office Visio
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Description: Dwtrig20.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The dwtrig20.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 437,160 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 39,264 bytes and 17 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The dwtrig20.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\Run, Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You can uninstall Microsoft Application Error Reporting, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Microsoft Application Error Reporting in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-us?query=Microsoft+Error+Reporting to visit the vendor's website.
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If dwtrig20.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 489,672 bytes. The program has a visible window. Dwtrig20.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dwtrig20.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dwtrig20.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dwtrig20. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 dwtrig20.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.