What is GWMDMpi.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 GWMDMpi.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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GWMDMpi.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GWMDMpi
GWMDMpi.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process GWMDMpi.exe has no identifications of its developer.

Description: GWMDMpi.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The GWMDMpi.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (63% of all occurrences) or 40,960 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The GWMDMpi.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as GWMDMpi.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the GWMDMpi.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 for the Gateway modem
gwmdmpi.exe is a process which run a patch from Gateway. Fixes a modem related problem with Windows XP on Gateway laptops. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated
At startup this file disables my security system on windows XP sp2.

Summary: Average user rating of GWMDMpi.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think GWMDMpi.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving GWMDMpi issues

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