defmgr.exe - Is defmgr.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, defmgr.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. defmgr.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is defmgr.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

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    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. This file will be found at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.