What is ExMgr.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 ExMgr.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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ExMgr.exe file information

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

The process known as HsMgr Application belongs to software HsMgr by unknown.

Description: ExMgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ExMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 204,800 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. ExMgr.exe is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ExMgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ExMgr.exe. Therefore, you should check the ExMgr.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's a program for Asus Phoebus sound card. Located in Asus\Win 7 x64\Phoebus_7_0_1_35_WHQL\WIN7\SoftwareDriver\DLL
  mauricio   (further information)
It installed with my HT Omega Fenix sound card. It's on the CD in the drivers folder, so I'm guessing its legit. Killed the process and renamed it and things still working fine. Will find out further on reboot.

Summary: Average user rating of ExMgr.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 ExMgr issues

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