What is dmclient.exe?
dmclient.exe is actually a special survey system Microsoft uses to gather user feedback. They call this system "System Initiated User Feedback". Once you give Microsoft your feedback the data is then shared with Microsoft's engineering team so they can improve Windows.
Publisher: Microsoft Windows Publisher
What does dmclient.exe do?
Gathers user feedback for Windows OS surveys so Windows can be improved.
Is dmclient.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if dmclient.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the dmclient.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan dmclient.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of dmclient.exe.
- 4. Analyze dmclient.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does dmclient.exe access the network?
While analyzing dmclient.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to servers controlled by Microsoft at settingsfd-geo.trafficmanager.net:443. We think it connects to Microsoft's servers to share user feedback from the surveys built into the Windows operating system. We tried blocking the executable with our firewall and we found it didn't seem to cause any issues with our computers. If you don't need to give Microsoft survey feedback it's probably OK and safe to block dmclient.exe and it should not cause any issues with your PC to do so.
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