What is dmhkcore.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 dmhkcore.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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Dmhkcore.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dmhkcore
Dmhkcore.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Easy Display Manager belongs to software Easy Display Manager or Easy Settings or DisplayManager by Samsung Electronics Co. ( or SAMSUNG Electronics (

Description: Dmhkcore.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The dmhkcore.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 679,936 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 847,360 bytes and 24 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Dmhkcore.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Easy Display Manager or PlayCamera come up, you may want to uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify dmhkcore.exe related errors

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

Notwendig für diverse Funktionstasten vom Samsung Notebook, welche nicht direkt von Windows unterstützt werden. Ohne kann man z.B. nicht mehr die Display-Helligkeit einstellen usw...
dmhkcore.exe is a process from Easy Display Manager by Samsung Electronics and part of DisplayManager.
Dodatkowe oprogramowanie do laptopów marki samsung, dzięki czemu działają nam klawisze "dodatkowe" które naciskamy razem z FN i przez to mamy dostęp m. in. do szybkiego wyłączenia dźwięku, touchpada lub ekranu.  

Summary: Average user rating of dmhkcore.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks dmhkcore.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving dmhkcore issues

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