What is ServiceManager.exe?

The genuine ServiceManager.exe file is a software component of Intel AppUp(SM) center by Intel Corporation.
"ServiceManager.exe," a background Windows service also called "ismAgent.exe," launched and maintained the digital storefront window for Intel's App-UpĀ® Center, a short-lived project from 2010 to 2014 to discover new software developers around the world to design and submit apps for Ultrabooks, laptops and tablets. (A PowerPoint slide show by an Intel executive used both "ServiceManager.exe" and "ismAgent.exe" for this one module interchangeably.) Many apps approved by Intel for this storefront, no longer supported since March 2014, relied upon this program's presence to launch and run. They may still exist on some machines but may not run. Do not uninstall "ServiceManager.exe", which can be done from the Control Panel, unless intending to remove them also. Intel was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA. It is the largest and highest-valued semiconductor manufacturer in the world; software only represented four percent of its 2015 revenues.

ServiceManager stands for Intel Services 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 ServiceManager.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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ServiceManager.exe file information

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

The process known as Intel Services Manager or Service Manager

belongs to software Intel AppUp(SM) center or Virgin Media Service Manager or Connection Manager or INet or Web Connection or Samsung Security Manager or AVG PC Tuneup

by Intel ( or JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD or Virgin Media ( or techwin or AVG ( or Intel Services Manager.

Description: ServiceManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ServiceManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,752 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 53,312 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program is not visible. ServiceManager.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. ServiceManager.exe is a Verisign signed file. ServiceManager.exe is a file with no information about its developer. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ServiceManager.exe, you can remove the entire program HSPA USB MODEM or Intel AppUp(SM) center using Windows Control Panel.

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

I suspect it slows down my computer
  Eric Gill  

Summary: Average user rating of ServiceManager.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks ServiceManager.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks ServiceManager.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ServiceManager issues

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