What is stxmenumgr.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 stxmenumgr.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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Stxmenumgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with stxmenumgr
Stxmenumgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FreeAgent™ Launcher belongs to software Seagate FreeAgent™ Application by Seagate (

Description: Stxmenumgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Stxmenumgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 185,640 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 181,544 bytes, 197,928 bytes or 190,008 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The stxmenumgr.exe file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Seagate Manager Installer or FreeAgent Pro Tools, or ask Support team for help. Go to Seagate Manager Installer or FreeAgent Pro Tools in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

Recommended: Identify stxmenumgr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as stxmenumgr.exe. Therefore, you should check the stxmenumgr.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 don't know why it is eating up 43% of my CPU and I don't even have my backup disk connected!
  Tom Green  

Summary: Average user rating of stxmenumgr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving stxmenumgr issues

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