What is ViewMgr.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 ViewMgr.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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ViewMgr.exe file information

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

The process known as ViewMgr belongs to software Viewpoint Manager by Viewpoint (

Description: ViewMgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ViewMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 112,336 bytes (85% of all occurrences), 112,072 bytes, 106,557 bytes or 111,816 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. ViewMgr.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. ViewMgr.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with ViewMgr.exe, you may also do the following:
  • look for help from the software company Viewpoint
  • search for an update on the vendor’s website
  • uninstall Viewpoint Media Player software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

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External information from Paul Collins:

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

Viewpoint manager, useless and collects some data about your web usage, if you didn't install it yourself, get rid of it as of other spyware like this.
Annoying pop-up
Everytime i try to download something an error box comes out saying viewmgr encountered an error and then everything freezes.I dont understand how to fix this.
Part of Viewpoint Media Player, many PCs have it, consider it potentially Spyware, but not dangerous. Installs with AOL Instant Messenger, Netscape, certain Adobe applications - Adobe Atmosphere player. Not annoying, but still unwanted. end task, so it is not running, then it can be uninstalled. Will re-install when it is needed by certain programs though. If present, it may pop up to update daily.
  Don Dphoenix   (further information)
It took everything off of my desktop - so even using the Start button to remove it is impossible...
This annoying spyware 'plug-in' can be uninstalled or permanently deactivated by disabling it via the Services Manager. Look for Administrative Tools in the Windows Control Panel.
Part of Viewpoint Media Player. It actively listens on port 3149... Probably harmless, but I am not sure why it would need to listen to a port, so I am removing it.
  Moe Green  
I got this after going to Apple's site where I looked at the iPhone and watched the presentation of it's unveiling (useing QuickTime).
  Eileen Descallar  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ViewMgr.exe: based on 108 votes with 9 reviews. 18 users think ViewMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 26 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 35 users suspect danger. 24 users think ViewMgr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 17 users don't grade ViewMgr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ViewMgr issues

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