What is sysocmgr.exe?

The genuine sysocmgr.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft.
This command line executable allows the user to add or remove optional Windows components. Sysocmgr.exe was first included in releases of Windows XP and Windows 2000. While it was designed to make it easier to modify the tools or games available on your PC, some components including the Microsoft Fax Service and Windows Media Player cannot be managed using it. Founded in 1975 in New Mexico, Microsoft is now one of the largest software corporations in the world. Currently headquartered in Washington, the flagship Windows operation system is the most utilized OS in the world.

SysOCMgr stands for System Optional Components 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 sysocmgr.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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Sysocmgr.exe file information

The process known as System stand-alone Optional Component Manager or Alleinstehender Manager für optionale Komponenten belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (

Description: The original sysocmgr.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The sysocmgr.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 105,984 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 108,032 bytes or 107,008 bytes. 
Sysocmgr.exe is a Windows system file. Sysocmgr.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as sysocmgr.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sysocmgr.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

sysocmgr.exe is a part of System Optional Component Manager from Microsoft.

Summary: Average user rating of sysocmgr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks sysocmgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving sysocmgr issues

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