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Desktop Activity Moderator Driver - Windows 10 Service

Controls activity of desktop applications.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition RTM 1511 1607
Home System System System
Pro System System System
Education System System System
Enterprise System System System

Default Properties

Display name:Desktop Activity Moderator Driver
Service name:dam
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\drivers\dam.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Desktop Activity Moderator Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Desktop Activity Moderator Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the dam service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Desktop Activity Moderator Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDesktopActivityModeratorDriverWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the dam.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.