BM.exe has been classified by several anti-virus and malware scanners as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). This process may be able to remotely execute programs and run commands, use a keylogger to track keyboard entries, send data across networks and spread copies of itself. This file is usually installed by rogue security products, such as SpyGuardPro, WinAntiVirus Pro, AntiSpywareSuite, WinSecureAv, AntivirusPCSuite, and WinSpyControl. If this file is found in "C:\Windows\System32", it may be regarded as highly dangerous. This process may also damage personal data by renaming, editing, or corrupting user files. It is highly recommended to use a dedicated anti-virus or anti-malware software to scan and clean the infected computer.
BM stands for Button Manager
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 BM.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.
The process known as HP Button Manager MFC Application or HP Button Manager or Genius Button Manager
belongs to software HP Button Manager Application or HP Button Manager or Button Manager or WebMate or eFace 2025
by Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com) or Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com).
Description: BM.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 356,864 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 229,376 bytes and 12 more variants.
The program has no file description. The BM.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. BM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name BM.exe, for example Program:Win32/CoinMiner or Program:Win32/Winfixer (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan.Gen.2 or WinFixer (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the BM.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BM. 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 BM.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.