What is DiscUpdateMgr.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 DiscUpdateMgr.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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DiscUpdateMgr.exe file information

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

The process known as DISCover Update Manager belongs to software DISCover or DISCover Update Manager by Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (

Description: DiscUpdateMgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The DiscUpdateMgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 61,440 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The DiscUpdateMgr.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can remove the entire program DISCover using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify DiscUpdateMgr.exe related errors

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

Not sure but I think it's for WildTangent Garbage. It was preloaded on this HP
For a while my cd's or dvd's would not work upon putting in a cd or dvd to play. I then called HP and we went to another website and I downloaded a patch and now it works...

Summary: Average user rating of DiscUpdateMgr.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving DiscUpdateMgr issues

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