What is sw_d.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 sw_d.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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Sw_d.exe file information

The process known as SW_D.EXE belongs to software SolidWorks (version 2008-2009 Student) by unknown.

Description: Sw_d.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sw_d.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 958,464 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The sw_d.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Sw_d.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > SolidWorks 2008-2009 Student).

Recommended: Identify sw_d.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sw_d.exe. Therefore, you should check the sw_d.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

This is the executable file for solidworks
It is something to do with a crack available for Solidworks, other than that I know nothing
This is the executable file for CAD software solidworks
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Solidworks liscence manager
Keyfile Sever für Solidworks
This is the SolidWorks SolidNet Network License Service. You have to have this running to use SolidWorks
it is a part of the solid works license manager
is part of the program solidworks
Solidworks liscense manager service.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of sw_d.exe: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. 6 users think sw_d.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving sw_d issues

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