What does the CapabilityManager.exe file do?
The CapabilityManager.exe process is also known as Capability Manager and is a part of CapabilityManager. This software is produced by Teleca Sweden AB (www.teleca.com). An obsolete or defective version of CapabilityManager.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Capability Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Capability Manager has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CapabilityManager.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CapabilityManager.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CapabilityManager.exe Capability Manager
CapabilityManager.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. CapabilityManager.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
The file size is 139,264 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CapabilityManager.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about CapabilityManager?
|part of Sony Ericsson software/driver stuff (date+time matches w/ my installation) |
|Sony Ericsson software that appeared after i installed something for my phone. |
|Sony-ericsson phonemanager related |
|It keeps a log file called "capman_all_log.txt" in the user's document and settings in the directory \application data\ teleca\telecalib\logging\application logs. This file can reach huge dimensions if not cleaned up regularly. |
|part of Sony-Ericsson phone suite |
Summary: 2 users judge CapabilityManager.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted CapabilityManager.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall CapabilityManager
To remove Capability Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate CapabilityManager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if CapabilityManager.exe (Capability Manager) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Capability Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Capability Manager or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CapabilityManager.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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