What is BM.exe?

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.

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BM.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BM
BM.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 ( or Hewlett-Packard Company (

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.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with BM.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) completely remove HP Button Manager or WebMate (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) search the support area on the HP website.

Recommended: Identify BM.exe related errors

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.


User Comments

Until now, I only knew it suddenly appeared and used 100% cpu resources until stopped via task master. Thank you for the valuable information.
  Jeromy Took  
i got this file on my start up after instal a Genius Camera so it is not risky file but make a trouble i catch it once how it use 90% of my CPU so i just simple delete it
  V. Vichev  
I installed an Agama webcam, software that came with it, included Button Manager, which appears as BM.exe
  John Gurvitch   (further information)
BM.exe is showing up in my Windows 7 system as a process open on all users, hogging all available CPU. Adverse processing effects especially noted within Internet Explorer--heavy lag, freezes and "Not Responding" messages. Killing all running BM.exe processes in the task manager showed an immediate benefit. Had a Notepad file named "BMSetup.log" on C:\ with 10 lines of info typed in, attributing the program to HP. Did not note anything particularly dangerous about the program, only great aggravation from its total use of CPU resources.
  Trevvor Clark  
bm.exe is part of Misleading security software such as AntiSpywareSuite, AntivirusPCSuite, SpyGuardPro, WinAntiVirus Pro 2006, WinSecureAv and WinSpyControl
Its called bitcoin-miner.exe and it is some sort of an infection...appears in C:users/(current user).killikn the process and deleting the file is of no shoots up the cpu usage.
  Kanishka Gupta  
crashes the browsers oftenly
  john smith  
It seems to be an innocuous, even useful program with a memory leak
On one of my PC's, an HP, it is 412,160 bytes, is version and located in Program Files (x86)\Hp\Button Manager\
application error:C:\ABomber\BM.EXE

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Summary: Average user rating of BM.exe: based on 10 votes with 10 user comments. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think BM.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade BM.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving BM issues

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.

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