What is ioloServiceManager.exe?

The genuine ioloServiceManager.exe file is a software component of System Mechanic by iolo technologies, LLC.
This process is an essential background service for System Mechanic, the flagship product of iolo technologies, LLC, headquartered in Pasadena, CA, USA. Products sold by iolo since 1998 deal with performance optimization and data security. The "ioloServiceManager.exe" process appears under Windows Services as "ioloFileInfoList" and must remain running in the background for SystemMechanic to work, including its Active Care feature which allows the user to toggle multiple automated optimization or repair functions on and off. The program typically installs in "C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloservicemanager.exe" and can be uninstalled via the Control Panel by selecting "iolo System Components." Some users blame System Mechanic for registry contamination or slowdowns and frequent freezing, the latter due to scans supposed to run only during idle time which do not wait properly.

ioloServiceManager stands for iolo System Mechanic Core Service Background 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 ioloServiceManager.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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IoloServiceManager.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ioloServiceManager
IoloServiceManager.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as iolo System component or iolo FileInfoList Service, iolo System Service or iolo Service Manager

belongs to software iolo System Components or iolo FileInfoList Service, iolo System Service or iolo System Service or Microsoft Office Small or iolo FileInfoList Service, iolo Product Update Service, iolo System Service or Starry Night Enthusiast

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Description: IoloServiceManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IoloServiceManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,168,960 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 712,048 bytes and 42 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. IoloServiceManager.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. IoloServiceManager.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with iolo System Components or Oscail come up, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program
  2) ask the developer,, [1][2] for support.

Recommended: Identify ioloServiceManager.exe related errors

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

Part of System Mechanic 7
  tmahn642   (further information)
iolo system mechanic brake my hardware.
  tenzin lhagyal WI.cell 608 695 7598  
It is necessary for System Mechanic to run
  Larry Holmes  
ioloServiceManager.exe may be an essential component of Dell's PC Tuneup program
  Karen Dallas Hartig  
It is preventing the installation of Trend Micro Titanium Max Security - cannot get rid of it so cannot install new software.
Came with my new Toshiba laptop
I have been told that if you wish to use System Mechanic active care(wich I find does slow down the accumulation of Hard drive as well as registry errors. also a feature called inteliwrite keeps me from always having fragmented and misaligned files.) if you wish to use these features you must have service manager installed. However if you also set up automatic scans, you will experience a slow down and even freqeunt hangs when the stupid program decides to do a scan even though you told it not to unless the computer is idle. Not dangerous unless it can be exploited to hide should be manual start and low priority.
Part of the System Mechanic installation.....
Worst service ever for something I bought....Cause printer to fail...Called 20 times & still poor service
Part of System Mechanic 12.5 Pro
It launches and start up and while running will not alow Firefox 28 or Thunderbird 24.aunch
  John O'Toole  
won't let you install trend because it is a security program you would have to uninstall first of disable
  Bev Blackston  
sony vaio component
Hasn't caused a problem for a year now. Installed Sys Mech on my new gaming machine and no problems there either.
It's part of iolo which is dodgy. Process should be stopped. Hard to get rid of. It was stealthily installed with "mediainfo" a useful utility but iolo is unwanted.
  Ben Reaves atSMI  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ioloServiceManager.exe: based on 12 votes with 15 user comments. 4 users think ioloServiceManager.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 4 users don't grade ioloServiceManager.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ioloServiceManager issues

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