What is CMA.exe?

The genuine CMA.exe file is a software component of Content Management Agent by DeskSite.

CMA stands for Content Manager Assistant

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 CMA.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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CMA.exe file information

The process known as Content Manager Assistant belongs to software Content Manager Assistant for or Content Management Agent by Sony Computer Entertainment or DeskSite (

Description: CMA.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CMA.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,784,312 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 188,416 bytes, 3,696,248 bytes, 3,526,776 bytes or 3,458,968 bytes. 
The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is digitally signed. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. CMA.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with CMA.exe, you can also completely remove Content Manager Assistant for or Assistente do gerenciador de (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

I need to use this software but have to get around "Log on to Windows XP Professional"
I also was looking into this right click and go to properties, mine was for "content Manager Assistant" for the PS Vita
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Summary: Average user rating of CMA.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think CMA.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving CMA issues

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