What is sw24.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 sw24.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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Sw24.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sw24
Sw24.exe process in Windows Task Manager

sw24.exe does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Sw24.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sw24.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 69,632 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The sw24.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as sw24.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sw24.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

Part of MSI graphics card software (for dynamic overclocking).
MSI Software
  Michael Nuernberger   (further information)
MSI VGA Driver
Sw24.exe is related to MSI’s Dynamic Overclocking Technology.
It is from MSI DOT (Dynamic Overclocking Technology)

  Michael Nuernberger   (further information)
MSI video card file sw20.exe is also. You can check it to run at startup or uncheck to not run at startup. Works Great either way, It's Msi and they have excellent video cards.
Destroys your computer!
Think its MSI Graphics card Overclock utility
Part of MSI Graphic cards overclocking technology
This is for those of you that have MSI video cards and have installed their drivers.
  Tim Scheubel   (further information)
Seems to right. wish they would put this sort of information into the file details
  James Taylor  
Microstar Corporation
  Mariano   (further information)
This executable file is an MSI D.O.T component.(Dynamic Over clocking Technology).
Not virus

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of sw24.exe: based on 18 votes with 15 user comments. 13 users think sw24.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks sw24.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade sw24.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving sw24 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sw24. 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 sw24.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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