What is TM Server.exe?

The genuine TM Server.exe file is a software component of ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre by ArcSoft.
TM Server.exe is an executable file that belongs to ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre, a media player designed for the Windows platform. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre is a media player that features support for Blu-ray 3D, AVCHD 3D, 3D DVDs, YouTube 3D files, MKV, AVCHD, MPEG-4, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV HD, QuickTime HD, DivX HD, and H.264 HD. The player also features dynamic lighting, de-noise, anti-shake and smoothness enhancements, and 4K video playback. ArcSoft, Inc. is an American company that develops solutions in photo and video imaging. ArcSoft software is currently used in devices ranging from smartphones to tablets, PCs, smart TVs, digital cameras and more. The company was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Fremont, California.

TM Server stands for ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre Server Application

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 TM Server.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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TM Server.exe file information

The process known as TM Server Application belongs to software TotalMedia Theatre (version 5, 6) or ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre (version 6) by ArcSoft (

Description: TM Server.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The TM Server.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 519,744 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 520,296 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The TM Server.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with TM Server.exe, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of TotalMedia Theatre 5 or ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 6 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) turn to the software company, ArcSoft, for advice.

Recommended: Identify TM Server.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TM Server.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TM Server.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.


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Best practices for resolving TM Server issues

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