What is appmgr.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 appmgr.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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Appmgr.exe file information

The process known as Remote Server Manager belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft ( or Tech Terafile.

Description: Appmgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The appmgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 483,056 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 488,640 bytes, 483,048 bytes, 488,688 bytes or 488,368 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The appmgr.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. Appmgr.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as appmgr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Gen:Adware.BrowseFox.1 (detected by BitDefender), and Win32:BrowseFox-LL [PUP] (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the appmgr.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Remote Server Manager has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Summary: Average user rating of appmgr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks appmgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving appmgr issues

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