What is SdwMon32.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 SdwMon32.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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SdwMon32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SdwMon32
SdwMon32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SafeHouse Monitor Utility belongs to software SafeHouse (version 3.07 Professional Edition, 2.10 Drive Encryption, 3.00 Professional, 3.02 Professional) by PC Dynamics (

Description: SdwMon32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SdwMon32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 151,552 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 77,824 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The SdwMon32.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with SdwMon32.exe, you may also ask the software vendor,, for advice, make sure that you have installed the latest version or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of SafeHouse 3.03 Professional Edition or SafeHouse 3.07 Professional Edition (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SdwMon32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SdwMon32.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

SafeHouse file/folder encryption software
Pat of a virtual disk and encryption suite. Can interact with McAfee Anti-Virus to cause crashes and slow-downs.
  ootoph   (further information)
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Summary: Average user rating of SdwMon32.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think SdwMon32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving SdwMon32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SdwMon32. 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 SdwMon32.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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