What is maxmenumgr.exe?

The genuine maxmenumgr.exe file is a software component of MSS & OneTouch Application by Seagate Technology.
"maxmenumgr.exe" is a file located in Windows for Seagate (formerly Maxtor) OneTouch external hard drives and is the backup menu/status manager known as MSS & OneTouch Application. The file is also the main program executable for the software. It monitors for drive insertion and the pushing of the One Touch button so it can launch the backup system when it is needed. It runs in the background and is required in order for the backup system to operate. Maxtor Corporation began in 1982 and was later acquired by Seagate Technology in 2006. Seagate Technology got its start in 1978 as a leading hard drive provider. Today, they offer the world innovative storage solutions that fit both personal and commercial users with technology like high-storage external hard drives. They were the first company to develop the 3TB hard drive.

MaxMenuMgr stands for Maxtor Menu Manager

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 maxmenumgr.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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Maxmenumgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with maxmenumgr
Maxmenumgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Maxtor Status Icon or MSS & OneTouchâ„¢ MFC Application belongs to software MSS & OneTouch Application by Maxtor (

Description: Maxmenumgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The maxmenumgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 169,312 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 169,264 bytes or 81,920 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The maxmenumgr.exe file is not a Windows core file. The maxmenumgr.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Maxtor Manager, or ask Support team for help. Go to Maxtor Manager in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

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

maxmenumgr.exe belongs to Maxtor backup utility menu manager, located in C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\maxmenumgr.exe

Summary: Average user rating of maxmenumgr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving maxmenumgr issues

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