What is wcmdmgrl.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 wcmdmgrl.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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Wcmdmgrl.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wcmdmgrl
Wcmdmgrl.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as wcmdmgrl belongs to software Wild Tangent wcmdmgrl by WildTangent (

Description: Wcmdmgrl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file wcmdmgrl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (mainly C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. wcmdmgrl.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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External information from Paul Collins:

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

This is an online gaming package that is installed by a number of third party applications and even OEMs, ISPs and AIM. The games aspect of this is really rather cool. The being installed without you asking for it isn't cool at all.
this file has the tendency of being a suspious file when scanned it is not a virus, spyware or adware but it is a known suspious file and can be dangerious to you computer system if not watched.
  John H  

Summary: Average user rating of wcmdmgrl.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving wcmdmgrl issues

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