What is KillerNetManager.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 KillerNetManager.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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KillerNetManager.exe file information

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

The process known as Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager or Bigfoot Networks Killer Network Manager belongs to software Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager or Bigfoot Networks Killer Network Manager by Qualcomm Atheros or Bigfoot Networks.

Description: KillerNetManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file KillerNetManager.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 553,984 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 549,888 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no file information. KillerNetManager.exe is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. KillerNetManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager or Bigfoot Networks Killer Network Manager from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program, use the software publisher’s support [1][2] or make sure that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

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

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Summary: Average user rating of KillerNetManager.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks KillerNetManager.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving KillerNetManager issues

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