What is SWDUMon?

SWDUMon.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if SWDUMon.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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SWDUMon.sys file information

The process known as SWDUMon or Driver Update Installer Monitor belongs to software Driver Update by SlimWare Utilities or Slimware Utilities.

Description: SWDUMon.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SWDUMon.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,464 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 11,232 bytes or 15,672 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The software is not active. The program is not visible. The SWDUMon.sys file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. SWDUMon.sys is not a Windows core file. SWDUMon.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify SWDUMon.sys related errors

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

crc32: 87736E97 md5: 4C2D24EB13F611AC742809A2AAA25BE1 sha1: 93C7AF7D8C367C7C074CCB88F296B662B831485D sha256: B0746D93A46812608FAF84167A178C118FA6318996E15C17DF170E7B6B2D69F5 ssdeep: 384:BY8hvPz0KxTnYPLQa6jLFo6eMGc5a6jWFD05gR1N8:K8hj3xTymyzmAkgN8 prod_ver: 1.2.0 filesize: 25608 B will delete it.
  JustinCase   (further information)
With Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit scan it came up as malware but was not cleaned
  Arthur Hill  
I have this sys-programm since I downloaded SnailDriver 1.0.3 at That is a good freeware program for driverupdates. It was recommended as good and save in a Dutch magazine Tips&Trucs 04-2017
  Ruud Frederiks - Netherlands   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SWDUMon.sys: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks SWDUMon.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SWDUMon issues

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