Most antivirus programs identify SettingsManager.exe as malware—for example F-Secure identifies it as Application.SearchProtect.CQ, and McAfee identifies it as Artemis!9E7F86A5A30B or Artemis!C203B160B498.
The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.
Description: SettingsManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SettingsManager.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,008,480 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 815,344 bytes and 14 more variants.
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). SettingsManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify SettingsManager.exe related errors
Important: You should check the SettingsManager.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Settings Manager has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active SettingsManager process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the SettingsManager.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.
installagent.exe filezilla server.exe fvdtoolbar.dll SettingsManager.exe asussender.exe intuitupdateservice.exe internetenhancerservice.exe unsignedthemessvc.exe memio.sys hd-logrotatorservice.exe ctsyncu.exe [all]