What is CS5ServiceManager.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 CS5ServiceManager.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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CS5ServiceManager.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CS5ServiceManager
CS5ServiceManager.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Adobe CS5 Service Manager belongs to software Adobe CS5 Service Manager by Adobe Systems (

Description: CS5ServiceManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The CS5ServiceManager.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 406,992 bytes (58% of all occurrences) or 402,432 bytes. 
CS5ServiceManager.exe is not a Windows system file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CS5ServiceManager.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CS5ServiceManager.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

Sometimes Photoshop doesn't stop it's process when you close it. You can go close it in Task Man and then it stops.

Summary: Average user rating of CS5ServiceManager.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks CS5ServiceManager.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving CS5ServiceManager issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CS5ServiceManager. 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 CS5ServiceManager.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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