What is swBOEngine.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 swBOEngine.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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SwBOEngine.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with swBOEngine
SwBOEngine.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as swBOEngine belongs to software SolidWorks (version 2008 SP0, 2009 SP0, 2008 SP04, 2006 SP0) by Dassault Systemes ( or SolidWorks ( or Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks (

Description: SwBOEngine.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SwBOEngine.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 488,728 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 488,744 bytes or 841,000 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). SwBOEngine.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. SwBOEngine.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with swBOEngine.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > SolidWorks 2008 SP0 or SolidWorks 2008 SP05), consult’s Customer Service for advice or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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

swBoengine is a process of 3DCAD program named SOLIDWORKS
swboengine.exe belongs to the task scheduler for SolidWorks 3D CAD software

Summary: Average user rating of swBOEngine.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks swBOEngine.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving swBOEngine issues

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