What is ContentManagementServer.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 ContentManagementServer.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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ContentManagementServer.exe file information

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

The process known as DAZ Content Management Service belongs to software PoserContent2012 or DAZ Content Management Service or Counter-Strike (version 1.6 PRO) by unknown.

Description: ContentManagementServer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ContentManagementServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 22,528 bytes (76% of all occurrences) or 18,432 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to use the software publisher's support site or uninstall the software PoserContent2012 or Counter-Strike 1.6 PRO using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If ContentManagementServer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 22,528 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. ContentManagementServer.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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

DAZ 3D uses it to check what you have already bought - might be used other places in a similar way.
DAZ 3D Inc. is a developer and broker of 3D graphics software and content. DAZ is most known for its popular line of articulated 3D figures and the large, enthusiastic community that has developed around them. (Wikipedia)
  Mike Stokes   (further information)
The process is created by the Daz 3D Install Manager program. It is a Daz 3D database and file installer. It tracks your purchases and semi-automatically downloads and installs them. It also advises you if a purchased item has been updated.
  John Whiting   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ContentManagementServer.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think ContentManagementServer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ContentManagementServer issues

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