In Progress DWM.EXE Virus!!!

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Nikkytee

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I cant get rid of the "DWM.EXE - Windows will try to fix the problem" thingy!! Its a virus im guessing .. and its driving me nuts! Is there a simple way of removing it even when Virus Scans wont detect it?
Thanks in advance guys (y)

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3985 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1800 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462504 MB, Free - 397970 MB;
Motherboard: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1, Type2 - Board Product Name1
Antivirus: IObit Malware Fighter, Not Updated
 

kevinf80

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Hello Nikkytee and welcome to TSG,

DWM.exe is a windows file and normally resides in the System32 folder, its function is to help manage the visual effects. What makes you believe that file is malicious?

Run the following and post the two produced logs:

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Alternative download option: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/6731-farbar-recovery-scan-tool.html

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

If your security alerts to FRST either, accept the alert or turn your security off to allow FRST to run. It is not malicious or infected in any way...

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
    (Windows 8/10 users will be prompted about Windows SmartScreen protection - click More information and Run.)
  • Make sure Addition.txt is checkmarked under "Optional scans"
  • Press Scan button to run the tool....
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The tool will also make a log named (Addition.txt) Please attach that log to your reply.

Thank you,

Kevin...
 
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