What is pwmtr32v.dll?

Pwmtr32v.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if pwmtr32v.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Pwmtr32v.dll file information

The process known as ThinkPad Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge or Desktop Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge belongs to software ThinkPad Power Manager or Desktop Power Manager by Lenovo Group (

Description: Pwmtr32v.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Pwmtr32v.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 263,728 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 5,023,016 bytes, 894,312 bytes, 709,920 bytes or 626,688 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The pwmtr32v.dll file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Pwmtr32v.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with pwmtr32v.dll, you might want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Power Manager).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pwmtr32v.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pwmtr32v.dll 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.


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Best practices for resolving pwmtr32v issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pwmtr32v. 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 pwmtr32v.dll 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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