defmgr.exe - Is defmgr.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is defmgr.exe?
Purpose of defmgr.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: defmgr.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
DefMgr.exe is a file which may have arrived on your computer as preinstalled software. The actual hard drive location and folder is also listed below for you, so you can always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this helps you make srue that it is not spyware, adware, or virus related software. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you into thinking its a good program that you need, so always be carefull and verify the exact disk location of the good file. This DefMgr.exe file is part of the search enhancement related installation from Microsoft. It will be found in your registry startup run key with the parameter "resume" listed on it. DefMgr.exe is considered a safe file, and it is not known to be related to any spyware, adware or virus related software installations. Visit defmgr.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the defmgr.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume


  • Is defmgr.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is defmgr.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove defmgr.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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