What is WinManager.exe?

The genuine WinManager.exe file is a software component of WinGuides Tweak Manager by PC Tools | Symantec.
"WinManager.exe" is a Windows executable that is part of the WinGuides Tweak Manager software by PC Tools. The file allows the user to tweak, manage, and/or control certain Windows processes and functions, which includes internet connections, URL history, documents history, security, maintenance, and more. WinGuides was a company that was acquired by PC Tools in 2008. PC Tools was a company owned by Symantec that was eliminated in 2013 since Symantec focused on providing fewer, better integrated software solutions. Symantec was founded in 1982 and is a global leader in security and utility programs. They are well-known for their Norton Internet Security software.

WinManager stands for Windows Manager MFC Application

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 WinManager.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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WinManager.exe file information

The process known as WinManager MFC Application belongs to software WinManager Application by unknown.

Description: WinManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WinManager.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes, 57,344 bytes or 69,632 bytes. 
There is no file information. It is not a Windows system file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If WinManager.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 95,232 bytes. There is no description of the program. The WinManager.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. WinManager.exe is able to monitor applications.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinManager.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Win32.Agent.bxud (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the WinManager.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

Wurde bei der Installation einer DVB-S Karte mit installiert.
  Matze   (further information)
Eventmanager der Twinhan-TV Cards zur zeitgesteuerten Aufnahme der Karten
  Frederic Ch.Reuter   (further information)
It is for my tv tuner programs remote
It's used by twinhan tv tuners for recording programmes. Scheduling.
It came bundled with my TV tuner software for using the remote control
  Paul   (further information)
not dangerous at all
Seems to be a trojan or keylogger on my machine, that wasn't picked up by avast.
I can confirm winmanager.exe has come bundled with a TV tuner too

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WinManager.exe: based on 6 votes with 8 user comments. 3 users think WinManager.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks WinManager.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade WinManager.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WinManager issues

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