How to Remove DW20.exe

by Kefa OlangUpdated September 28, 2017
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DW20.exe is an error-reporting application packed with Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office. Once installed, it collects information automatically when a Microsoft application unexpectedly quits, freeze or crashes; it then allows users to send the information to Microsoft for analysis. This report assists Microsoft in solving problems to improve future versions of the software. DW20.exe is not required for Microsoft programs to work and can be disabled and removed from startup to prevent it from running.

Press "Ctrl," "Alt," and "Delete" together to open the Windows Task Manager. Click "Processes" to show all currently running processes on your computer.

Scroll through and click " DW20.exe" if it is there. Click "End Process." If it is not currently running, move to the next step to disable it and remove it from startup.

Click the Windows "Start" button and right-click "My Computer." Scroll down and click "Manage" on the pop-up menu.

Click "Services and Applications" on the left window of the Computer Management window. Click "Services."

Scroll through the right panel and double-click "Microsoft Application Error Reporting." Select "Disabled" on the "Startup-type" window and click "OK." Close the services window. This action will remove error reporting from startup and prevent it from running.

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Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.

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