What is gwum.exe?

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 gwum.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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Gwum.exe file information

The process known as menu1 MFC Application belongs to software Gigabyte Windows Utility by unknown.

Description: Gwum.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Gwum.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 471,040 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 475,136 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The gwum.exe file is not a Windows system file. Gwum.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Gigabyte Windows Utility using Windows Control Panel.

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

Something that came with Gigabyte Motherboard
Tweakutility fuer Mainboard. Temperaturanzeiger/ Overclocking ect. Mainboard tool, harmlos (ausser man klickt auf Dinge, wo man net klicken sollte...g)
this is a gigabyte motherboard utility file
  joy kiran r   (further information)
it comes with the gigabyte motherboard. Only used by system "tweakers". Is part of your startup.
gehoert zu easytune diagnosesoftware von gigabyte
  Emile Heilbron  

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Summary: Average user rating of gwum.exe: based on 10 votes with 5 user comments. 7 users think gwum.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks gwum.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving gwum issues

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