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Is ISBMgr.exe safe?

ISBMgr.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ISBMgr.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ISBMgr.exe file information

The process known as ISB Utility belongs to software ISB Utility or Adobe Creative Suite or Verizon Media Manager or VAIO Flavored Wallpaper or VADIS Config by Sony (www.sony.com).

Description: ISBMgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ISBMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - typically C:\Program Files\sony\isb utility\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 32,768 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 2,757,312 bytes and 14 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/isbmgr.exe.html 
The application has no file description. ISBMgr.exe is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. ISBMgr.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with ISBMgr.exe, you can do the following:

  • ask Customer Support to assist you
  • search for an update on the vendor’s website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Sony ISB Utility or 3500 Rack Configuration)

Recommended: Identify ISBMgr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ISBMgr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ISBMgr.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 a file isntall bye sony to made imposible to use a non original sony batery. If your install a non soly operating system the problem desapair.
  Esteban Ayala, innovatech computers  
ISBMgr.exe prevents you to replace the sony poor quality battery with any other manufacturer's battery
This deactivated my Windows 7 making it 'not genuine'. Since removing my non Sony battery reports at full charge and lasts about 4 hours. I was able to reactivate with 'slmgr -ato' at admin DOS prompt.
Stupid Sony Battery utility detecting perfectly good battery as faulty and constantly flashing Must hibernate warnings up....
renamed it as ISBmgr.exe to ISBmgrBK.exe. This is the easiest way to killed it process.
Sony suport told me to turn of ISB in startup as they could not fix the problem, it just checks the battery for Sony autenticity
Causes battery compatibility errors on Vaio E series
  Steve   (further information)
as well as authenticating a sony battery, it seems to affect the pic quality on the vga output, making it slightly noisier. Also audio output levels seem to drop.Observed on a VGN n20es.Does not affect battery charging or the indicator however to drop
  Pete Norman  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ISBMgr.exe: based on 36 votes with 9 reviews.
9 users think ISBMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 18 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 10 users don't grade ISBMgr.exe ("not sure about it").

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