What is AcctMgr.exe?

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 AcctMgr.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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AcctMgr.exe file information

The process known as Password Manager Controller belongs to software Norton Password Manager or Norton Confidential by Symantec (

Description: AcctMgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AcctMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 586,896 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 586,856 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The AcctMgr.exe file is a Verisign signed file. AcctMgr.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. AcctMgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with AcctMgr.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Norton Password Manager or Norton SystemWorks 2004 using Windows Control Panel
  2) contact Customer Service.

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If AcctMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 591,488 bytes. The program has no visible window. The AcctMgr.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AcctMgr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AcctMgr.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.


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Best practices for resolving AcctMgr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AcctMgr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AcctMgr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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