What is CertMngr.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 CertMngr.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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CertMngr.exe file information

The process known as FTP Serv-U Daemon belongs to software Serv-U or Exact Globe for Windows or HP ProLiant Remote Monitor by Cat Soft (

Description: CertMngr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CertMngr.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 800,768 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. CertMngr.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. CertMngr.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with HP ProLiant Remote Monitor or Exact Globe for Windows come up, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If CertMngr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 826,707 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. CertMngr.exe is able to hide itself.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CertMngr.exe. Therefore, you should check the CertMngr.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

This is an FTP Server - Most likely used to place files on an infected machine.
  Rich   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of CertMngr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving CertMngr issues

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