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 PeerManager.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.
Description: PeerManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PeerManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,493,824 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 4,494,848 bytes and 4 more variants.
The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PeerManager.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. PeerManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If PeerManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 211,456 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. PeerManager.exe is not a Windows system file.
If PeerManager.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 218,624 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. PeerManager.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The PeerManager.exe file is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PeerManager.exe. Therefore, you should check the PeerManager.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PeerManager. 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 PeerManager.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.