What is mwlDaemon.exe?

The genuine mwlDaemon.exe file is a software component of MyWinLocker by Egis Technology.
MyWinLocker is a personal encryption software for the Windows platform. MwlDaemon.exe is a core process that belongs to MyWinLocker. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. MyWinLocker is a trialware program that is often preinstalled on computers manufactured by Acer. The program offers data security by encrypting user-specified files and folders with AES technology and secures them on a virtual drive called 'Yo-Safe'. The drive is password-protected. MyWinLocker is available only for the Windows platform. Egis Technology is a Taiwanese Corporation that designs and develops integrated circuits (ICs) for original equipment manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Transcend, Clevo, HP, etc. The company is currently invested in the research and development of high resolution, small size, and low cost capacitive fingerprint sensors. Egis is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

MWLDaemon stands for MyWinLocker Daemon

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 mwlDaemon.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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MwlDaemon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mwlDaemon
MwlDaemon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MyWinLocker or mwlDaemon Application belongs to software MyWinLocker or EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC by Egis Technology (

Description: MwlDaemon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The mwlDaemon.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (mostly C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec\MyWinLocker 3\x86\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 349,552 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 349,480 bytes or 345,384 bytes. 
The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The mwlDaemon.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. MwlDaemon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program MyWinLocker or EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC., or ask the software vendor for support. Click on MyWinLocker or EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC. in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify mwlDaemon.exe related errors

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

kann es sein das auch der BKA virus sich unter diesem name tarnt?
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Gehört zu mywinlocker

Summary: Average user rating of mwlDaemon.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mwlDaemon issues

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