What is Tuner.exe?

The genuine Tuner.exe file is a software component of Marimba Client and Server Management by BMC Software.
Marimba Client and Server Management is a configuration management solution for enterprises operating a large number of systems across multiple platforms. Tuner.exe runs the Marimba Configuration Management Tuner. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Marimba Client and Server Management is a solution for automating the discovery, provisioning, packaging, patching, configuration, and repair of software across multiple operating systems using a policy-based change and configuration management solution. The software is designed to facilitate the monitoring of both, the state and usage, of an enterprise's hardware and software assets. BMC Corporation is an American company that develops solutions in IT service management, performance management, virtualization lifecycle management, data center automation, and cloud computing management. The company was founded in 1980 by Scott Boulette, John J. Moores, and Dan Cloer who used the initials of their surnames to name the company. BMC bought over Marimba, Inc. in 2004 with the sole objective to marry Marimba's configuration management software with its Remedy line of network management and customer support software. BMC is currently headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA.

Tuner stands for Configuration Management Tuner

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 Tuner.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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Tuner.exe file information

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

The process known as BMC CM Tuner or BBCA Tuner or BCAC Tuner or Marimba Tuner Application

belongs to software cscmarimba or cscbPower_nps or BMC CM Tuner or ISEE_CMS_SWMAGENT or USEndpoint or MarimbaWinWs or Castanet Tuner Marimba or BCAC_ManagedClient

by BMC Software ( or Marimba (

Description: Tuner.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Tuner.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,953 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 36,952 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The Tuner.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with Tuner.exe, you could also remove the entire program ISEE_CMS_SWMAGENT or Castanet Tuner Marimba using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify Tuner.exe related errors

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

the tuner.exe I have is a guitar tuner - it's 4168 KB and sits where I downloaded it - it makes guitar string sounds so I can tune to it - I think you are talking about another tuner exe
  guitar dude  
The Marimba tuner is considered adware as it is often installed by AOL Instant Messenger, but it also can be used for legitimate purposes in corporate settings (i.e. as a remote software installation platform)
  Corproate Worker  
It is an enterprise configuration management client by BMC (formerly Marimba). It allows the server version to monitor your PCs config, installed software etc. for inventory or remote management purposes. Your IT people are responsible for its installation and management.
Tuner is the client component of marimba infrastructure and the tuner.exe process runs on the client machines to enable the communication between client machine and Repeater transmitter for installing or updating the patches on the client machines.
  Systems Engineer   (further information)
Jimbo is correct. Has nothing to do with music or AOL ... LOL.
It can 'hog' your CPU causing your system to run slow. Tuner.exe caused the CPU to run at 98% on two computers running Windows XP. I have not found this application on any Windows 7 machines at this time. Four Windows XP computers have this installation and it cased problems on tw o computers. I have found that Tuner.exe will take over 50% of the CPU and it runs in the background.
Windows 7 32-bit. the java.exe is what's running constantly at 50% CPU within the C:\Program Files\Marimba\Tuner\lib\jre\bin directory. This seems to be what's causing my laptop to randomally shut down 2-3 times a day as the fan can't kkeep the CPU cool enough so it shuts down due to too high of heat.
  Mark S.  

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Summary: Average user rating of Tuner.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks Tuner.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving Tuner issues

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