What is Ext2Mgr.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 Ext2Mgr.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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Ext2Mgr.exe file information

The process known as Ext2 Volume Manager for Windows belongs to software Ext2Fsd by Ext2Fsd Group (

Description: Ext2Mgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Ext2Mgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,211,536 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 1,186,960 bytes. 
The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The Ext2Mgr.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Ext2Fsd, update it, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on to visit the vendor's website, or click on Ext2Fsd in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify Ext2Mgr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ext2Mgr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Ext2Mgr.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

Treiber für Linux-Datenträger. Es können USB-Sticks auf Windows-PC gelesen werden.
  Andreas Enke  

Summary: Average user rating of Ext2Mgr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Ext2Mgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Ext2Mgr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Ext2Mgr. 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 Ext2Mgr.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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