What is sldBgDwld.exe?

The genuine sldBgDwld.exe file is a software component of SolidWorks by Dassault Systèmes.
SolidWorks is a CAD (computer-aided design) software application. SldBgDwld.exe runs the SolidWorks Background Downloader, a process that downloads and installs programs updates using background processes. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Solidworks is used for 2D and 3D computer modelling. The program was initially funded by Jon Hirschtick, an MIT graduate, when he invested $1 million into setting up the SOLIDWORKS Corporation in December 1993 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. SolidWorks was first released in 1995 for the Windows platform. Dassault Systèmes acquired SolidWorks in 1997 for $310 million. SolidWorks is currently developed and maintained by Dassault. Dassault Systèmes is a French company that develops software for 3D computer modelling, 3D digital mock-up and PLM (product lifecycle management) solutions. The company was founded by Avions Marcel Dassault in 1981. It is currently a subsidiary of the Dassault Group, founded in 1981. Dassault is currently headquartered in Velizy-Villacoublay, France.

SldBgDwld stands for SolidWorks Background Downloader Resource

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 sldBgDwld.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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SldBgDwld.exe file information

The process known as sldBgDwldresu belongs to software SolidWorks Background Downloader Resource by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks ( or Dassault Systemes SolidWorks (

Description: SldBgDwld.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file sldBgDwld.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,934,264 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,836,104 bytes, 1,855,080 bytes, 2,740,264 bytes or 2,737,768 bytes. 
SldBgDwld.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. SldBgDwld.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous.

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


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Best practices for resolving sldBgDwld issues

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