What is DriverManager.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 DriverManager.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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DriverManager.exe file information

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

The process known as DriverManager or DriverManager Module belongs to software Driver Manager by PC Drivers Headquarters or UUNET Technologies.

Description: DriverManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DriverManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,964,792 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 3,544,440 bytes and 5 more variants. 
DriverManager.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. DriverManager.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with DriverManager.exe, you can do the following:
  • search the support area on the Drivershq website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > DriverManager or Driver Manager)

Recommended: Identify DriverManager.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DriverManager.exe. Therefore, you should check the DriverManager.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

It is continually locking up my computer. With nothing running is consumers 37% memory.
  m murphy  

Summary: Average user rating of DriverManager.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving DriverManager issues

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