What is ivpsvmgr.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 ivpsvmgr.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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Ivpsvmgr.exe file information

The process known as IVP Service Manager Application belongs to software Software Upgrades or TOSHIBA Software Upgrades or Toshiba Software Upgrades by TOSHIBA ( or Toshiba (

Description: Ivpsvmgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ivpsvmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\toshiba\ivp\ism\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 475,136 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 468,600 bytes or 462,848 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Ivpsvmgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ivpsvmgr.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramTOSHIBA Software Upgrades.

Recommended: Identify ivpsvmgr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ivpsvmgr.exe. Therefore, you should check the ivpsvmgr.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 updates your computer and can slow it down. it's not a virus, worm, or trojan, and I doubt it's spyware
  Emma Simone   (further information)
Not very well identified by Toshiba internet not have a rating
It is a program used by Toshiba computers to auto-update themselves. This program is not desirable as it drains system resources without consulting you, albeit only slightly.
It seems it is there doing nothing for hours under Vista. When I instruct it to abort it crashes so it seems to be defective and not actually doing anything more that slowing the computer down and acting virus like
on mine.. it toshiba laptop updates, Change to manual in services the Pinger & Swupdtmr services to stop it... both are toshiba service items
  mikie p  

Summary: Average user rating of ivpsvmgr.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks ivpsvmgr.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ivpsvmgr issues

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