What is WinCinemaMgr.exe?

The genuine WinCinemaMgr.exe file is a software component of InterVideo WinDVD by InterVideo.
WinCinemaMgr.exe is an executable file that runs the WinCinema Manager, part of WinDVD. This process is used to enable IR remotes to work with a TV tuner card. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. InterVideo was a company that published software related to multimedia programs. InterVideo developed software for video capture, video editing, CD/DVD recording, and video playback. It was founded in 1998 by Chinn Chin, Honda Shing, Rosemary Leng, and Joe Monastiero. It was acquired by Corel in 2006.

WinCinemaMgr stands for WinCinema 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 WinCinemaMgr.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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WinCinemaMgr.exe file information

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

The process known as WinCinema Manager belongs to software WinCinema Manager for InterVideo WinCinema products by InterVideo (

Description: WinCinemaMgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file WinCinemaMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 303,104 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 114,688 bytes and 21 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. WinCinemaMgr.exe is not a Windows system file. WinCinemaMgr.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ ArcSoft PhotoStudio.

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

WinDVD Checks to see if a DVD is inserted. Harmless and useless
Part of WinDVD
DVD video editing (part)
Someone else said "harmless and useless." That's correct.
Comes with Compro Personal Cinema (TV tuner card). Allows use of IR remote to watch TV.
Started automatically on computers in a big mobile phone company in France
  El Toreador  
wildtangent web driver
I did a fresh install of XP. Then ran a registry scan and this is suppossed to be a shared dll file. It's just not there. So I ran the Intervideo to play a DVD. It played but this is just a DEMO and has ad.s in it. So the catch is you need to buy the things they're showing you to get rid of the ad.s.(advertisements?)
  kb9agt   (further information)
this process redirects keyboard input thus acting like a keylogger..

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WinCinemaMgr.exe: based on 18 votes with 9 user comments. 9 users think WinCinemaMgr.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. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think WinCinemaMgr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade WinCinemaMgr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WinCinemaMgr issues

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