What is ISBMgr.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 ISBMgr.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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ISBMgr.exe file information

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

The process known as ISB Utility belongs to software ISB Utility or VAIO Flavored Wallpaper or VADIS Config by Sony (

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 10/8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,757,312 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The application has no file description. ISBMgr.exe is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. ISBMgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: 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
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Sony ISB Utility or 3500 Rack Configuration (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

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

start/on the box search type msconfig at the startup section find the ISB Utility and anmark it aply and restart the pc.
Not harmful. You disable from startup or just rename with other name to kill the process.I have tried on my VAIO.
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
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ISBMgr.exe: based on 38 votes with 9 reviews. 9 users think ISBMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 20 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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Best practices for resolving ISBMgr issues

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