What is FWManager.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 FWManager.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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FWManager.exe file information

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

The process known as SAMSUNG ODD Firmware manager or TSST ODD Firmware manager belongs to software FW LiveUpdate or FWManager by unknown.

Description: FWManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FWManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 708,721 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 675,935 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. FWManager.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramFW LiveUpdate or ask the developer,, for support.

Recommended: Identify FWManager.exe related errors

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

This is an automatice update agent for firmware for Samsung Optical Disk Drives. Mine is a DVD+-RW
  SavOak   (further information)
o que sei é que o DVD não grava,não lê,em suma ,inactivo
samsun firmware update

Summary: Average user rating of FWManager.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving FWManager issues

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