What is MusicManager.exe?

The genuine MusicManager.exe file is a software component of Music Manager by Google.
MusicManager.exe is an executable file that runs the Google Music Manager, a desktop program designed to work in tandem with Google Music, a cloud-based music library. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Google Music Manager let users automatically transfer music to the Google Music Library, making it accessible from anywhere. The Music Manager auto-detects audio files from Windows Media Player, iTunes and other music software databases and uploads it, keeping it all in one spot for convenient access. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford. Google has since grown into one of the biggest companies in the world, offering hundreds of services, including webmail (Gmail), cloud storage (Google Drive), office software (Google Docs) and social networking services (Google+). Alexa, which provides web traffic data, lists Google as the world's most visited website. Its popularity has led to huge media coverage, including a major critique of the company over copyright, censorship, and privacy issues. Google is headquartered in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA.

MusicManager stands for Google Music 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 MusicManager.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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MusicManager.exe file information

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

The process known as Music Manager belongs to software Music Manager by Google (

Description: MusicManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The MusicManager.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,646,208 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 7,643,136 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The MusicManager.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. MusicManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Music Manager occur, you can also uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MusicManager.exe. Therefore, you should check the MusicManager.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of MusicManager.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 MusicManager issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MusicManager. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MusicManager.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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