What is OSDManager.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 OSDManager.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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OSDManager.exe file information

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

The process known as On Screen Display Utility or HP My Display TouchSmart OSD or OSD Manager

belongs to software HP My Display TouchSmart Edition or TODO: Product name or Keyboard OSD Utility or HP My Display TouchSmart OSD or HP My Display (version x86)

by Quanta Computer, INC ( or Portrait Displays ( or Hewlett-Packard (

Description: OSDManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. OSDManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 3,809,280 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 445,232 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. OSDManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall the software HP My Display TouchSmart Edition or OSD Utility using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
  2) search the support area on the Portrait website.

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

Disaster. slows PC to standstill with constant about 98percent usage. Slow PC to standstill . CPU usage constantly about 98 percent. Don't know what is doing.Will remove it
  Ron Gilmour  
It causes my system to slow waaay down.
  Dan Chapman  
slows my pc wayyy down

Summary: Average user rating of OSDManager.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving OSDManager issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with OSDManager. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 OSDManager.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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