What is DeviceManager.exe?

The genuine DeviceManager.exe file is a software component of DeviceManager Application by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
A basic interface to manage peripherals from Philips, this process starts when initiated by the user. It allows you to set configuration information for your peripherals using a single application instead of the multiple interfaces available by default in Windows. Founded in 1891, Philips is a Dutch company that specializes in electronics.

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 DeviceManager.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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DeviceManager.exe file information

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

The process known as DeviceManager MFC Application or Dodo Mobile Broadband or HSPA USB MODEM belongs to software DeviceManager Application or Dodo Mobile Broadband or Quick net or HSPA USB MODEM by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V ( or Alcatel (

Description: DeviceManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The DeviceManager.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,960 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 45,056 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with DeviceManager.exe occur, you can uninstall HSPA USB MODEM or Svyaznoy Modem software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If DeviceManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 663,552 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 888,832 bytes, 40,960 bytes or 512,000 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. DeviceManager.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with DeviceManager.exe occur, you can uninstall Philips Device Manager software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

DeviceManager.exe is currently installed as a part of Samsung Kies (located in several Samsung folders).
  Stijn Berben  
Its is also a Samsung Kies - suggestion uninstall and re-install if it errors
  Bruce Dutton  

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

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Best practices for resolving DeviceManager issues

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