What is elementmgr.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 elementmgr.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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Elementmgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with elementmgr
Elementmgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Web Element Manager belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Elementmgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file elementmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 79,360 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The elementmgr.exe file is not a Windows core file. Elementmgr.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Remote Administration Tools, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Remote Administration Tools in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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

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