What is dynamiclinkmanager.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 dynamiclinkmanager.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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Dynamiclinkmanager.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dynamiclinkmanager
Dynamiclinkmanager.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as dynamiclinkmanager or Adobe Dynamic Link Manager.0 belongs to software dynamiclinkmanager or Adobe Dynamic Link Manager by Adobe Systems (

Description: Dynamiclinkmanager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dynamiclinkmanager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 522,944 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 91,648 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Dynamiclinkmanager.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous.

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If dynamiclinkmanager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 615,112 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 406,680 bytes, 625,368 bytes or 615,088 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. Dynamiclinkmanager.exe is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with dynamiclinkmanager.exe, you could do the following:
  1) uninstall Adobe Edge Animate CC 2015 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

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


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Best practices for resolving dynamiclinkmanager issues

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