What does the CMA.exe file do?
The CMA.exe process is also known as Content Manager Assistant and is a part of Content Manager Assistant for or, as the case may be, Content Management Agent. This software is produced by Sony Computer Entertainment or, as the case may be, DeskSite (www.desksite.com). An obsolete or defective version of CMA.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Content Manager Assistant has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Content Manager Assistant 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)
- CMA.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CMA.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CMA.exe Content Manager Assistant
CMA.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CMA.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 188,416 bytes (50% of all these files), 3,458,968 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,784,312 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. CMA.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 52% 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 CMA.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 CMA?
|I need to use this software but have to get around "Log on to Windows XP Professional" |
|I also was looking into this right click and go to properties, mine was for "content Manager Assistant" for the PS Vita |
Summary: One user judges CMA.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Content Manager Assistant for or Content Management Agent
To remove Content Manager Assistant from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Content Manager Assistant for or Content Management Agent in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if CMA.exe (Content Manager Assistant) 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 Content Manager Assistant. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Content Manager Assistant 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 CMA.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.