What is COCIManager.exe?

The genuine COCIManager.exe file is a software component of Logitech QuickCam by Logitech.
"COCIManager.exe" is a Logitech program called the Camera Control Interface. It is a 32-bit program usually installed as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe", (under "C:\Program Files(x86)" on 64-bit systems). Using the Control Panel to uninstall "Logitech QuickCam" or "LWS VideoEffects" removes it. It is connected with Video Effects under QuickCam, Logitech Webcam Software, or SetPoint, a feature allowing fun filters, avatars, or face accessories to be incorporated with the image coming through the camera. QuickCam software stopped being released after Windows Vista. In recent releases of Logitech Webcam Software (LWS), Video Effects is not included. Founded in 1981 in Apples, Switzerland, Logitech has offices in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, and distributes computer peripheral products through retail channels and top-tier PC makers in over 100 countries.

CoCIManager stands for Control Camera Interface 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 COCIManager.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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COCIManager.exe file information

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

The process known as Camera Control Interface belongs to software Logitech QuickCam or Logitech Camera Software or Logitech Webcam Software by Logitech (

Description: COCIManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. COCIManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 407,824 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 403,728 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. COCIManager.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using COCIManager.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramLogitech QuickCam or LWS VideoEffects.

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

cocimanager.exe is a Camera Controller from Logitech Inc. belonging to Logitech Camera Control Interface.
I recently downloaded logitec vid hd webcam software but didn't get it to work with my skype so now I will delete it, with cocimanager.exe that came with it. go to contol panel and add or remove program and delete logitec, hope this solves your problem.
On two PC, allows zoom/pan control and pictures with webcam, while using Skype. Required for Logitech. Resource impacts are moderate but significan to older smaller computers.
  Jim Hargis.  

Summary: Average user rating of COCIManager.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks COCIManager.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving COCIManager issues

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